Batesville ACT Scores Exceed State; National Average

September 18, 2013
By

Batesville High School students who took the 2012-13 ACT college entrance exams exceeded both the state and national average.

Dr. Jim Roberts, Superintendent of Batesville Schools, presented the results to board members during the monthly school board meeting on Monday.

Batesville students overall had a composite ACT score of 23.3. The state average was 21.9; the average of students nationwide was 20.9

The ACT test offers four multiple choice sections: English, Math, Science, and Reading. Batesville exceeded the state and federal average in each category.

In college math, 2013 Batesville graduates who took the ACT scored 24.9 which topped the state average by 2.4 points.

In the area of college English, Batesville students were above the state average by 2.2 points; in college reading, Batesville was 1.4 points above average; and in college science, students surpassed the state average by 0.7 points.

“We have really good students and parents who care. They believe their kids are going to go off and be successful,” Superintendent Roberts said.

Student success in the college entrance exams can also be attributed to what goes on in the classroom, according to Dr. Roberts.

“We have great educators, teachers in our system are strong.”

The majority of Batesville students who take a college entrance exam still prefer the SAT. However, the number of ACT participants at Batesville is growing. Dr. Roberts indicated that about one-third of test-takers in 2012-13 took the ACT.

While both tests are accepted by colleges across the country, the ACT may be the preferred choice if a student is considering an out-of-state school.

 

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Jul
20
Sun
all-day Ripley County 4-H Fair
Ripley County 4-H Fair
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
Farm animals, 4-H exhibits, rides, commercial vendors and grandstand events, Ripley County Fairground, 525 West Beech St., Osgood.  Contact Shanna Joseph (812)689-6535 or ripleycopark@comcast.net,  www.ripleycounty.com/parks/4hfair.html .
all-day Ripley County Fair – Ripley Coun... @ Ripley County Department Of Parks & Recreation
Ripley County Fair – Ripley Coun... @ Ripley County Department Of Parks & Recreation
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
Fair booth is open to Chamber Members.
Jul
26
Sat
all-day 27th Annual RUMMAGE SALE Sponsor...
27th Annual RUMMAGE SALE Sponsor...
Jul 26 all-day
Friday July 25th -9AM – 6PM Saturday July 26th 9AM-3PM Sunday July 27th 8AM-1PM Friday – Prices as marked Saturday – All clothing and miscellaneous will be 1/2 price! Sunday – Whatever will fit in a grocery bag will be $2.00   Donated Items Accepted: Monday July 21st through Wednesday July 23rd 8AM-8PM   For More Info Call 934-3013 or 934-5764

View Calendar