A.C.T. Composite Score for Diocesan High School Students Continue to Surpass State Results

The Catholic Education Office received data on the 2018 A.C.T. test and we are pleased to announce that our high school students who took the exam have again scored higher than their counterparts from across the State of Illinois. 830 students took the college entrance exam during the 2017-18 school year and their composite score (average) of 24.2 is higher than the state average of 23.9.

Following is a comparison of our diocesan scores with those of the state on the four subtests and the composite:

Subject              Illinois Average            Diocesan Average
English                        24.1                                   24.8
Mathematics             23.4                                    22.9
Reading                      24.2                                    24.9
Science                       23.4                                   23.6
Composite                 23.9                                    24.2

The Catholic Education Office commends all of the hard working students, teachers, administrators and parents at: Aurora-Aurora Central Catholic, Rockford – Boylan Central Catholic, Elgin -St. Edward Central Catholic, Freeport- Aquin Central Catholic, Aurora – Marmion Academy, Sterling- Newman Central Catholic, Aurora – Rosary High School and Woodstock- Marian Central Catholic for their commitment and dedication to excellence in Catholic Education.