Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011

Greenville County Schools Students Outscore National Average on ACT for Third Year in a Row

Greenville County Schools’ students outperformed their peers at the state and national levels for the third year in a row on the American College Test (ACT), one of two major college entrance tests.

Greenville County School’s Class of 2011 posted an average score of 21.3 on the ACT’s 36-point scale, down one percentage point from 2010.  The state average of 20.1 for all students increased one-tenth of a point from last year’s average of 20.0, while the national average for all students increased from 21.0 to 21.1.

“I am proud of our students’ performance on the ACT college entrance test as they continue to outperform the national average,” said Superintendent Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher. "It is evident that students that take more rigorous courses are better prepared to take college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.”

The ACT is a test of curriculum-based and classroom-based achievement, meaning the ACT tests what students have learned.

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