2014 Sartell-St. Stephen Students' ACT Scores Outperform State, Nation

The students in the Sartell-St. Stephen Schools continue to perform better than the ACT state and national averages at all levels.    The ACT consists of exams in English, Math, Reading and Science and includes benchmarks that determine students’ readiness for college.

ISD 748 district results show students continue to outperform state and national averages.  In addition to being above state and national average, ISD 748 continues to have a higher than average percentage of our students taking the ACT exam.   "Minnesota has had the highest national ACT average since 2006.  The students from the Sartell-St. Stephen school district continue to perform well above the state which shows the dedication our students, family and community have toward college and career readiness,”  said Jeff Schwiebert, Superintendent for the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.





ISD 748

2014 Avg. Results




"District students are also above state and national averages in every benchmark category – English, Math, Reading and Science.  The students exceed expectations when we look at the percentage of our students who meet all four benchmark categories," Schwiebert shares.  "Statewide, 39% of students who take the ACT met all four benchmarks, the highest in the nation.  Within the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, 49% of the students who took the exam met all four benchmarks."

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, all juniors across the state of Minnesota will take the ACT at school, during school hours, as new legislation has been put into place to focus on college and career readiness expectations.