Tuesday, September 11, 2012
District 202 posts record ACT scores, beat state and national composite scores for the first time since 2005, officials announced Monday.
Seniors at the four high schools in Plainfield School District 202 posted a record-high district score on the ACT college entrance exam, marking the fourth consecutive year test scores rose, district officials announced Monday. “Congratulations to our high school students, staff and families for this tremendous achievement, school board president Roger Bonuchi said at Monday’s school board meeting. “It’s a big deal.” The 1,726 graduating seniors from Plainfield Central, North, East and South high schools taking the test recorded a 21.3 composite score, up from 20.7 the year before. The six-tenths of a percentage point increase is statistically significant because of the relatively small size of the pool of test-takers, Bonuchi said. For …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
While the numbers are still below the state and national averages, students cumulatively scored the highest in district history in math, English and science.
The Class of 2011 at the four Plainfield high schools set an all-time district high on the ACT college entrance test, averaging a 20.7 score on the exam. The results broke the record of 20.6 that was set by the class of 2010, but is slightly below the state average of 20.9 and the national average of 21.1. The exam, which uses a 36-point scale, measures students readiness for college and is used in the Midwest to determine if a student gets accepted to a college or university. About 1,711 seniors from the four Plainfield District 202 high schools took the exam, according to information provided by the district. The district’s composite score for reading dropped by two-tenths of a point from last year, but the students scored best in …
Friday, July 15, 2011
NCAA rejects his ACT score of 23, raising suspicions about the five-point increase between the two times he took test.
Kapri Bibbs, Plainfield North’s record-breaking football star, won’t be going to Colorado State University – at least not this fall. Despite being on the honor roll during his last semester of school, the NCAA Clearinghouse rejected his ACT score, which climbed from 18 on his first exam attempt to 23 on his second. Officials questioned the validity of a five-point score increase, Bibbs told the Coloradoan of Fort Collins newspaper. (He needed a 21 or higher to be accepted into the school.) “They said that because I went from an 18 to a 23, there were suspicions, and they voided my score, so I had to go back to my 18,” he said. Bibbs told the paper he plans to enroll in a junior college with the hope of joining the team in fall 2012. Bibbs …
Saturday, September 25, 2010
In almost every category, students topped the 2009 scores and significantly closed the gap existing between local and state/national numbers.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Plainfield School District 202 high school seniors who graduated with the class of 2010 posted the district's highest-ever scores on the ACT college entrance exam, district officials said. About 1,650 graduating seniors from Plainfield High School – Central Campus, and Plainfield North and South high schools had a composite score of 20.6 – up from 20.2 the year before, and just under the 20.7 state average score and 21 national average score. The 2010 composite score is up 1.1 points in just two years and seniors recorded the top scores in district history for reading, math, English and science, statistics show. District officials called the increase "statistically significant." Since 2005, District 202 has been closing the the gap between…