Scores beat the national average composite score for five consecutive years.
August 21, 2013
Newly released results from the college-readiness benchmark ACT test show the average composite scores of Prince William County Public School students rose slightly on the latest exam, beating the national average composite score for the fifth time in five consecutive years.
PWCS composite scores were up one-tenth of a point to 22.0 on the 36 point scale. That beats the national composite score by 1.1 points, and is six-tenths of a point below Virginia’s average for combined public, private and homeschooled students.
Results for 2012–13 show PWCS students exceeded the national average in all four content areas of English, mathematics, reading and science.
ACT scores assess high school students’ general educational development and ability to complete college-level work. Unlike an aptitude or reasoning test, the ACT is designed to be an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school.