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BHS continues to outperform state and nation on ACT

posted Oct 17, 2018, 11:43 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 11:44 AM ]
Bartlesville High School's ACT Composite Score average for the graduating Class of 2018 was 21.1, compared to 19.3 for students statewide. Over the past five years, students graduating from BHS have outperformed the state average by from 1.4 to 2.3 points on the 36-point scale.

The district similarly outperformed the state in the ACT curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science.

12% to 16% more of the district's students were rated as ready for college than students statewide in the various tested areas.

The students' scores hold up similarly well when compared to nationwide data. There are 20 states like Oklahoma where almost all students take the ACT. The BHS Class of 2018 outperformed the national average of 20.8 as well as the state averages of every state except #1, Minnesota, which scored 21.3 compared to 21.1 for BHS. It is important to note that Oklahoma's public school per-pupil spending is still last in the region, even after a record increase for the current fiscal year to address a worsening teacher shortage in Oklahoma. The latest available data shows that in FY15, when the Class of 2018 students were freshmen, Oklahoma was spending only  2/3 as much per pupil compared to Minnesota.
ACT College Readiness Report

  2018 2017

BHS Statewide  BHS Statewide
Composite Score  21.1  19.3  20.8   19.4 
English 20.3  18.4  19.9  18.5 
Mathematics 20.8  18.8  19.9  18.8 
Reading 21.9  20.1  21.5  20.1 
Science  20.9  19.4  21.1  19.6 

ACT College Readiness Chart