Gwinnett schools sees slight gains on ACT

Gwinnett County students made slight gains in several subjects on the ACT exam, according to data released by the school district.

The biggest gain was in English, where the average score rose in 2015 from 21.5 points from the 2014 average of 21.1. The composite score for Gwinnett students increased from 21.9 to 22.1. Nearly 5,000 Gwinnett students took the ACT during the 2014-15 school year.

Here’s the breakdown in other subjects:

  • the average math score stayed the same at 22.1 points.
  • reading scores increased from an average of 21.9 to 22.1 points.
  • average science scores went up from 21.8 to 22 points.

The Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology had the best scores in the school district, with an average composite score of 28 points. South Gwinnett High has the lowest composite score, at 18.6 points.

The ACT is used by colleges to determine academic performance. The statewide average rose by 0.2 points. Cobb and Fulton students made slight increases as well.

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