Sartell-St. Stephen ACT Assessment Results Demonstrate Continued High Levels of Performance

Students in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District performed above state averages on the 2015-16 ACT Assessment. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science that are designed to measure college readiness. ACT defines college and career readiness as “the acquisition of the knowledge and skills a student needs to enroll in and succeed in credit bearing first-year courses at a postsecondary institution (such as a two or four-year college, trade school, or technical school) without the need for remediation.” 

Per Minnesota State requirements, all 11th grade students were offered the opportunity to take the ACT in-district in order to meet graduation eligibility requirements. All high students also have the opportunity to independently participate in non-school district ACT administrations.  The results from these two test administrations are represented in the illustrations below. The first matrix displays results of Sartell -St. Stephen students over time. The second matrix illustrates the results of the State offered administration of the ACT for 11th graders.

“We have set college and career readiness as a goal for our students.  Our teachers are dedicated to providing instruction and curriculum that prepares our students for the post-secondary world. The ACT Assessment data is utilized in all subject areas to assist in programming on an individual and school-wide level.  We are proud that our students consistently perform at high levels and demonstrate a deep commitment to their learning,” stated Jeff Schwiebert, Superintendent for the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.

ACT
2016 Graduating Class

(Results reflect the most recent test date for each member of the 2016 graduating class who listed a high school at the time of testing)

Graduation Year

Total Tested

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

 

 

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

2015-2016

240

22.5

20.0

23.9

21.2

23.7

21.3

23.6

21.3

23.6

21.1

2014-2015

207

23.0

21.8

24.8

22.8

24.2

23.0

24.4

22.7

24.2

22.7

2013-2014

186

23.3

22.1

24.8

23.0

24.2

23.1

24.8

22.9

24.4

22.9

2012-2013

195

22.9

22.2

24.2

23.1

23.5

23.1

23.9

22.9

23.8

23.0

2011-2012

190

23.3

22.1

24.6

23.0

23.6

22.9

23.7

22.7

23.9

22.8

 

State-Offered ACT

11th grade students at Sartell-St. Stephen School

(No state data produced for 2015-16 as students were not required to participate in the ACT assessment.)

Graduation Year

Total Tested

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

 

 

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

Sartell

State

2015-2016

280

21.6

 

23.3

 

22.8

 

22.6

 

22.7

 

2014-2015

237

22.0

19.1

23.8

20.9

23.0

20.6

23.2

20.8

23.2

20.5