Bryan County students who graduated in 2013 fared better on the ACT than their 2012 peers and recorded the system’s best composite score on the test since 2009, according to information released Monday by Bryan County Schools.
Local ACT scores rose from a composite of 21.3 in 2012 to 22.2 in 2013 – the second year the county’s scores have gone up, according to Dr. Brad Anderson, Bryan County Schools assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.
The system’s composite score was 21.8 in 2009, compared to a state average of 20.6. The average composite score for Bryan County students in 2010 fell to 21.4 and then fell again in 2011 to 20.4 before rebounding to 20.6 in 2011 and 21.3 last year.
The scores for the class of 2013 showed an increase across the board over the scores from the class of 2012: English scores rose from 20.1 to 21.4; math from 21.5 to 22.3; reading from 21.9 to 22.6 and science from 21.4 to 22.
“We are encouraged by the increase in the number of students taking the ACT and the increases in student performance on the ACT,” said Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher.
Read full story in Aug. 28 issue of the Bryan County News.