Saturday, January 19, 2019
|Students Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks|
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The SAT Total Score reported for Michigan is the combined Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing, and Math Student Score. The Total Score range is 400 – 1600. The SAT Benchmarks represent the likelihood of success in entry-level college courses. The benchmark for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing is 480 and 530 for Math. The ACT College Readiness data are based on ACT administrations completed during the Michigan Merit Examination in the spring of grade 11 for years previous to 2015-16. A student is considered to be college ready if they meet the following ACT benchmarks: 18 in English, 21 in Reading, 22 in Math, and 24 in Science. The ability to produce college-ready students reflects on both the quality of the schools as well as how much a community values its schools.
The overall trend is positive as the number of students considered ready for college has more than doubled in the past nine years although the details of the measurement changed between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Allegan County appears to be keeping pace with students in Michigan as a whole although it has occasionally lagged by a couple of percentage points.
The data reflect the student population in the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency comprised of the Allegan, Fennville, Glenn, Hopkins, Martin, Otsego, Plainwell and Wayland Schools. Data are updated annually in June.