Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy student’s ACT school average has surpassed the 2010-2011 state and national average. CA students averaged a 24.6 composite ACT score while the Montgomery County School System average was a 20.3, the state average was a 19.5 and the national average was 21.1.
The ACT is a national college admissions examination used to evaluate the achievement of high school students in the four core areas of English, reading, math and science.
The test is considered a level examination for students across the nation and the scores are utilized by American colleges and universities as one of the determining factors for college acceptance. According to the ACT website, www.act.org, this year’s graduating class is the largest and most racially diverse in ACT’s 52 year history of giving the exam.
Clarksville Academy uses these results in accordance with the school’s mission statement to promote academic excellence. To continually improve student achievement, Clarksville Academy places emphasis on areas including curriculum alignment, reading comprehension and higher order skills.
As shown in this year’s results, students at Clarksville Academy scored 5.1 points higher on average on their cumulative scores compared to the State scores and 4.3 points higher than Montgomery County public school students. CA students also improved their scores in each of the four subject areas. The state scores increased by .1 of a point, making Tennessee rank second from the bottom in the nation, followed only by Mississippi. CA students’ scores surpassed the nation’s leader, Massachusetts who averaged a 24.2 on the national test.
These improved scores are a result of the cooperative efforts of students and instructors. Special attention is given to activities that promote higher order thinking and advanced reading comprehension. Clarksville Academy is a Pre-K – 12 private school with over 40 years in Clarksville.
For more information on Clarksville Academy, visit their website at www.clarksvilleacademy.com.