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ACT scores remain strong; more students taking exam

Updated October 16, 2019

Students in Unified School District No. 232, Johnson County, Kansas, continue to score above state and national peers on the ACT College Readiness Exam. According to official 2019 data released by ACT, district students (Class of 2019) recorded a composite average of 23.5. The score represents a slight decrease of just one-tenth of one point compared to the previous year.

The overall scores remain strong in USD 232 even with a record number of students taking the exam. Nearly 80 percent of all graduating seniors took the ACT, or 444 students.

ACT scores reflect the achievement of graduates on the exam over time and is an indication of the extent to which students are prepared for college in the areas of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

High School Results 
Students at De Soto High School and Mill Valley High School registered a composite score of 23.5.

ACT Scores
Composite Average
All Students

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

USD 232

23.5

23.6

23.8

23.5

24.0

De Soto High School

22.5

23.6

24.0

22.8

23.6

Mill Valley High School 

23.9

23.6

23.8

23.8

24.2

State of Kansas

21.2

21.6

21.7

21.9

21.9

National

20.7

20.8

21.0

20.8

21.0


Continous Improvement

The district implemented a long-term strategic plan for increasing academic rigor for students. An essential component is the expansion of Advanced Placement (AP) and College Now course offerings, as well as pre-AP for students in middle school and in grades nine and ten.  In an effort to help students with College and Career Readiness, both high schools offer ACT Preparatory courses as an elective.

Questions about ACT results and student preparation for the assessment may be directed to each high school. The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science. For more information, please visit http://www.act.org/.