Lakeville Area students surpass state and national averages on the ACT

ACT official logoLakeville, MN – The Minnesota Department of Education has released the results of the ACT-tested graduates of the class of 2018. Minnesota students tested at the top in the nation on the ACT college entrance exam again this year. Among the 905 students who took the ACT at Lakeville Area Schools, the average composite score exceeded the state average of 21.3, with a score of 22.8.

Lakeville Area graduating class of 2018 Average ACT scores:

  • In the area of English, 73% of Lakeville Area students met or exceeded the ACT benchmark score, compared to the state average of 60%. The ACT benchmark score for English is 18.
  • In the area of math, 60% of Lakeville Area students met or exceeded the ACT benchmark score, compared to the state average of 47%. The ACT benchmark for mathematics is 22.
  • In the area of reading, 56% of Lakeville Area students met or exceeded the benchmark score, compared to the state average of 48%. The ACT benchmark for reading is 22.
  • In the area of science, 49% of Lakeville Area students met or exceeded the benchmark score, compared with the state average of 42%. The ACT benchmark for science is 23.

The ACT results overall indicate the extent to which students are prepared for college-level work. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in the first-year of college coursework.

“Lakeville Area Schools is committed preparing all students to be college and career ready,” said Superintendent Michael Baumann. “The district values and supports the ACT by making the test available on a school day at no cost to our students. The test gives us important data for how we are preparing our students for success in college and their careers upon graduation.”

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