Oconomowoc Area School District Reports 2017-18 Grade 11 ACT Results
Posted 10/05/2018 03:09PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCONOMOWOC, WI – October 5, 2018. The Wisconsin ACT at grade 11 measures performance in ELA (English, Reading, and Writing), mathematics, and science and is a college admissions exam taken by students nationwide. The test is part of the Wisconsin Student Assessment System. ACT cut scores are rigorous and aligned to national College Readiness Benchmarks and Wisconsin proficiency standards.

By offering the ACT statewide, all grade 11 students, regardless of family circumstances, have the opportunity to participate in a college readiness assessment. Before the ACT was a required statewide assessment, about 70% of OHS graduates took the ACT.

Improving access to post-secondary readiness options is one way to close our achievement gap and address equity issues in Wisconsin. Students can choose to send their scores to up to four colleges or universities at no cost.

ACT statewide 11th grade results are reported as scores for all sections and College Ready / Not College Ready for English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. These results are also reported as scale scores (1-36) and the performance categories Below Basic, Basic, Proficient and Advanced for ELA, Mathematics and Science. These performance categories are Wisconsin-specific and may not be available in other states or nationally.

See https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/act/data/proficiency for more information about performance categories.

OHS ACT Results at Grade 11

Approximately 414 OHS grade 11 students took the ACT during the spring of 2018.

On a 1-36 scale (except for writing 2-12), OHS students earned an average ACT composite score (20.7) higher than the Wisconsin benchmark (19.8). The OHS performance advantage was greatest in math (+1.0), and a nice performance increase in English (+0.9)

Based on the analysis of our spring 2018 ACT results, we note the following:

  1. The number of OHS students who took the ACT: 414
  2. The average ACT composite score for OHS students: 20.7 (WI PR=78)
  3. OHS students scored above statewide averages in all subjects:

4. OHS female students scored significantly higher than male students on the English and reading tests

OHS Student Grade 11 Female vs. Mail







ACT Comparisons: Waukesha County High Schools

  1. Waukesha County is home to some of highest performing schools in Wisconsin
  2. OHS students scored below the Waukesha County 50th percentile in all subjects

#

Average ACT Score (1-36)

Average

High School (Grade 11)

Test Takers

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

Writing Score (2-12)

Wisconsin

60,545

18.8

19.9

19.8

20.2

19.8

6.3

Waukesha Co.(50th PR)

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21.4

22.2

22.2

22.3

22.1

7.0

Arrowhead UHS

499

22.0

24.1

22.6

23.2

22.0

6.7

Elmbrook - Central

299

24.4

24.2

24.4

24.1

24.4

7.4

Elmbrook - East

302

22.9

23.7

23.7

23.5

23.6

7.3

Hamilton

383

21.5

23.5

22.3

22.4

22.5

7.2

Kettle Moraine – Health

35

24.1

22.9

24.6

23.9

23.9

7.4

Kettle Moraine – Global

14

18.0

19.2

19.4

20.6

19.4

6.4

Kettle Moraine

261

21.2

22.4

21.8

22.2

22.0

7.3

Kettle Moraine – Arts

35

24.2

20.5

24.5

22.3

23.0

7.0

Menomonee Falls

337

21.9

22.3

22.0

21.8

22.1

7.8

Mukwonago

390

20.8

22.7

22.5

22.9

22.3

7.1

Muskego

381

20.7

22.0

21.6

21.9

21.6

7.0

New Berlin - Eisenhower

207

22.0

23.3

22.7

23.0

22.9

7.0

New Berlin - Middle/High

156

21.7

21.6

20.9

21.0

21.4

6.9

Oconomowoc

414

19.8

20.9

20.8

20.9

20.7

6.4

Pewaukee

200

23.0

23.2

23.3

23.7

23.4

7.3

Waukesha - eAchieve

95

20.1

19.2

21.7

20.4

20.5

6.4

Waukesha - North

287

17.8

19.7

19.3

19.8

19.3

6.5

Waukesha - South

250

17.3

18.3

19.0

18.9

18.5

5.7

Waukesha - Health

39

17.9

19.4

19.1

19.9

19.2

6.6

Waukesha - Engineering

45

23.9

25.9

24.9

25.4

25.2

6.7

Waukesha – West

280

21.2

21.7

22.6

22.3

22.1

7.0

Waukesha – East Alt

7

11.4

15.4

14.3

15.3

14.3

3.9

Data Source: ACT Statewide Data File Certified and Posted October 2, 2018.

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