Anderson School District One shows improved ACT scores


Anderson School District One officials are pleased with an increase in the ACT Scores for 2019. According to Superintendent of Instruction Jane Harrison, gains were shown in each category (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and the overall Composite) in District One. The composite score that reflects the overall score increased from 18.2 in 2018 to 20.0 in 2019. Anderson One scores rank above the state average in all categories

English scores increased from 17.2 to 19.1; Math scores increased from 18.1 to 19.8; Reading increased from 18.6 to 20.3; Science scores increased from 18.3 to 20.2. The Composite score increased from 18.2 to 20.0.

The ACT also measures college and career readiness with Anderson One scoring 50% better than the state average on this measure. The state accountability system marks students with a score of 20 to be considered college and career ready. Our district average of 20.0 indicates the average student in Anderson One is leaving ready for college level work.

Harrison said, “Our three high schools do a great job of having students ready for college-level work. Rigorous instruction, high expectations and high level curriculum affords the students to be prepared when they enter college and perform well.”