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FSD1 ACT scores reflect state

on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. Posted in News, Education, Local News

FSD1 ACT scores reflect state
ZACHARY ZHAO

The results of The ACT® assessment for the South Carolina 2016 high school graduates were released last week, showing that 14 percent of high school graduates are meeting the college ready benchmarks in English, reading, mathematics, and science. The average ACT composite score of 18.5 for SC students fell short of the national average score of 20.8. While the percentage of students meeting college readiness benchmarks is low, 83 percent of South Carolina’s 2016 ACT tested graduates stated they aspired to attend postsecondary education.

Overall, South Carolina students had a composite score of 18.5 down from 20.4 the year before. Like South Carolina high school graduates, Florence One ACT composite scores are down from last year, 19.5 to 17.6; however, the number of students taking the ACT in Florence One increased to 991 students as compared to 485 the year before indicating that number of students in Florence One with plans to attend post-secondary institutions increased significantly.

One high school in Florence One is celebrating the fact that one of its students made a perfect score on the ACT. Zachary Zhao who took the SAT as a junior at Wilson High School, made a perfect score of 36. Zachary is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Wilson High School.

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