Sidney's class of '15 match state, surpass national averages on ACT


The Sun-Telegraph

A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject area-test to indicate a 75 percent chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding college course.

Last year's seniors at Sidney High School topped the national average and tied with their peers throughout Nebraska on scores received on the ACT.

The ACT is a test that measures college readiness, and at most schools, only college-bound students complete the assessment.

At Sidney, however, the ACT is administered to the entire junior class – meaning Sidney's scores are compared with many schools and states where only students planning on pursuing post-secondary education take the test. The latest results are from spring 2014.

Among states that do require 100 percent participation, Sidney...

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