No Movement in Fairfield School District Test Numbers

Results of the 2012 American College Testing (ACT) exams, taken by high school juniors and seniors, and released Wednesday by the S.C. Department of Education show Fairfield Central High School test takers held steady to last year’s results.

Fairfield Central test takers amassed a composite score of 16.2 on the exams, identical to 2011 results.

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. The test includes 215 multiple-choice questions and with a “36” as the highest possible score. The test is offered six times per year in the U.S., and is usually taken during a student’s junior or senior year of high school.

In 2012, 110 students at Fairfield Central took the exam, with average scores of 14.4 in English, 16.9 in math, 16.2 in reading and 16.6 in science. Statewide, the composite score for public school students was 19.9, with average scores of 19.1 in English, 20.1 in math, 20.1 in reading and 19.9 in science.

Nationally, the composite score for all students and public school students was the same at 21.1, with average scores of 20.5 in English, 21.1 in math, 21.3 in reading and 20.9 in science.

In 2011, Fairfield Central had 102 students take the exam, with average scores of 14.8 in English, 16.6 in math, 16.2 in reading and 16.7 in science.