La. Department of Education releases 2016-17 ACT scores - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

La. Department of Education releases 2016-17 ACT scores

(Source: Google Images) (Source: Google Images)
2013-2017 Louisiana and Calcasieu ACT Composite Scores. (Source: Calcasieu Parish School Board) 2013-2017 Louisiana and Calcasieu ACT Composite Scores. (Source: Calcasieu Parish School Board)

The Louisiana Department of Education has released ACT scores for the 2016-17 school year.

The ACT is a college readiness test for high school juniors and seniors.

Louisiana students had a composite score of 19.6 - the national ACT average is 20.8.

In Calcasieu Parish, the 2017 ACT composite score is 20, compared to last year's score of 19.7. Calcasieu had 1,274 students score 18 or higher and 768 students score 21 or higher.

Students in Allen Parish also improved, to 19.6 from 19.3.

SWLA ACT scores:

Data gathered from the Louisiana Department of Education website.

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

Louisiana 19.6 19.5  19.4
Allen Parish 19.6 19.3 19.3
Beauregard Parish 19.5 19.8 20.3
Calcasieu Parish 20 19.7 19.7
Cameron Parish 19.2 19.4 20.5
Jeff Davis Parish 19.4 19.5 19.3
Vernon Parish 20.2 20.7 20.4

According to the Calcasieu Parish School Board, the following four schools in Southwest Louisiana exhibited average composite scores greater than 20, with 768 students across the district scoring 21 or greater:

School 2016 - 2017 ACT Composite
Barbe High School 21.5
Sam Houston High School 20.9
Sulphur High School 20.6
Westlake High School 20.2

“Continued growth in our ACT scores in Calcasieu is truly a product of concentrated effort by our school administrators, teachers, and students,” said Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus. “When we analyze data across our state, where all 11th graders take the ACT each year, Calcasieu fares very well in the way our high school juniors perform.”

Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Elvis music collector remembers the day he died 40 years ago

    Elvis music collector remembers the day he died 40 years ago

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-08-16 11:44:44 GMT

    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

    More >>

    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more round of scattered storms before drier weather for the rest of the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more round of scattered storms before drier weather for the rest of the week

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-08-16 08:26:13 GMT
    A few scattered showers this afternoonA few scattered showers this afternoon

    We will start today with partly cloudy skies, building up for scattered thunderstorms later this afternoon. Rain chances are up to 40% today, so we should not see as much rain as yesterday. Most of the rain will come to an end by the late afternoon. After sunset, rain chances will go back down to zero percent overnight with mostly clear skies. In between any showers, we will have warm temperatures for southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>

    We will start today with partly cloudy skies, building up for scattered thunderstorms later this afternoon. Rain chances are up to 40% today, so we should not see as much rain as yesterday. Most of the rain will come to an end by the late afternoon. After sunset, rain chances will go back down to zero percent overnight with mostly clear skies. In between any showers, we will have warm temperatures for southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>
  • RoyOMartin donates nearly $70k to Oakdale Elementary

    RoyOMartin donates nearly $70k to Oakdale Elementary

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-08-16 05:14:42 GMT
    (Source: RoyOMartin)(Source: RoyOMartin)

    In an effort to help Oakdale Elementary School in its recovery after a devastating fire in May, RoyOMartin-OSB team members surprised teachers at the school with gifts.

    More >>

    In an effort to help Oakdale Elementary School in its recovery after a devastating fire in May, RoyOMartin-OSB team members surprised teachers at the school with gifts.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly