Goal 1: All students are Capable Learners who transfer their prior learning to new demands, in and out of school.

Objective 3: All students will take the ACT and achieve a composite score above the national average, with the district average composite score rising to at least 25.

The current status:

For the graduating class of 2012, Parkway's results are as follows:

  • 95.8% of graduates took the ACT.
  • 61.4% of graduates achieved a composite score at or above the national average (21).
  • The district average composite score is 23.3.
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Why the objective is important:

We succeed when all of our students and graduates are fully prepared for their next educational challenges. The American College Test (ACT) is a valid and reliable measure of students' readiness in post-secondary pursuits, whether college or career. This objective reflects the commitment to prepare all students, not just those who may currently consider themselves college-bound, for success after high school.

This also provides each student, at district expense, with the opportunity to demonstrate their readiness on the ACT during the spring of the junior year.

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How the objective is measured:

This objective is measured in three ways:

  1. The percentage of students taking the ACT.
  2. The percentage of students reaching a composite score of 21 or greater, the current national average.
  3. The district average composite score.
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