Nevada ranks worst in the country for ACT scores in 2016

Nevada has placed last in average ACT score in a report that was released today.

The average score for Nevada’s seniors this year was 17.8, well below the national average of 21. Only 38 percent of Nevada graduates met the college readiness benchmark for English; 27 percent for reading; 21 percent for math; and 19 percent for science. Nevada made it mandatory for juniors to take the ACT starting in 2016, which some officials say could be a reason for the dip seen in scores.

When reached out for a comment a CCSD official said “We are hopeful that requiring juniors to take the ACT provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned and where they are on their journey to being college and career ready by the end of their high school career. The data the ACT provides assists with supporting students as they begin to make decisions on next steps and a pathway post high school.  As a district, we are committed to ensuring students are well-prepared for the rigor of the ACT and SAT.”

This news comes amongst other issues within CCSD as they face a budget deficit for the upcoming school year.