The composite score for the 2012-2013 school year increased one decimal point over the previous year's composite score, according to data released today by the Department of Public Instruction. Shorewood's composite score of 24.5 is well above the state average of 22.1.
Additionally, the school boasts one of the highest participation rates in the state, with 91.6 percent of students taking the college admissions exam.
"I am proud to see the improvement in our scores, which is the result of hard work and dedication by our teachers and students, as well as the Explore and Plan assessments our District uses to help determine areas where students are excelling or may need a little extra help," said Shorewood Superintendent Marty Lexmond. "While we can be proud of this accomplishment, we are never satisfied. Our District and staff will continue to use our data teams to review student performance and make any adjustments necessary to ensure our continued success going forward."
The curriculum-based, multiple choice ACT test covers English, mathematics, reading and science. An optional writing test can also be taken. Because the ACT measures a student’s readiness for college coursework, the ACT is the test of choice for most colleges and universities, particularly those in the Midwest.