ACT Results – Updated for 2016!
According to ACT’s annual reporting, students of Williamson County Schools continue to outperform their peers on the ACT test. The district’s graduating class of 2016 posted an ACT composite score of 23.8, matching the highest score in district history. Williamson County Schools also outscored the state average of 19.9 (19.4 for public schools) and the national average of 20.8.
Forty-four percent of the 2016 graduating class scored at or above all four college readiness benchmarks established by ACT. By comparison, the state and national graduating classes scored 20% (17% for public schools) and 26%, respectively.
According to the same reporting, 72% of the 2016 graduating class scored a composite of 21 or better making those students eligible for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship.
Williamson County Schools is once again one of the highest achieving districts in the state based on the 2015 TCAP results. According to the TCAP data posted on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website, the district consistently ranks at or near the top in all areas for grades 3-8 as well as the high school EOCs.
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There are several references to “value-added growth” on this report card. Instead of measuring proficiency on state assessments, the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) uses statistical models to measure student growth by comparing one student’s performance with many other similar students on the same assessment.
The public TVAAS website provides access to school and district growth disaggregated in various ways, including a function for comparing their data.