Students need help with ACT test scores

Every student except one took the standard ACT scores test for seniors who graduated last year.

Of that amount, six had scores 30 and up, “And that’s very good,” said Principal Jeremy Frie. There were 16 in the range of 21-29; 10 in 17 to 20 and nine under 16. The principal said Minneota is a little under the state average.

“I think we still struggle as a community to understand you can study for this test. But there is stuff on the ACT that is not taught at the school.”

“We have to do a better job of understanding and preparing for it and not just showing up on test day. So, we’re going to offer it through Community Ed and charge $20 per student.”

“We feel the results will improve,” he said.

“We are going to do a practice ACT but we’ve got to get the skills to prepare a little more for it,” he said.

The ACT reflects the achievement of graduates and the extent to which they are ready for college-level work. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development on English, mathematics, reading and science.

The ACT test is designed to measure the skills needed for college coursework.

“We are not doing terrible, but we want to do better,” said Principal Frie.

“We’ve got some work to do to be the best in the area,” he added.

Byron Higgin

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