Sheridan High School Ranks Tops in State ACT Scores

Craft reports on ACT scores at school board meeting earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Craft reports on ACT scores at school board meeting earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan High School again ranked first among Wyoming 4A schools in ACT test results.

Mitch Craft, who's an assistant superintendent for Sheridan County School District 2, said the district has been first in the ACT test scores in past years but this year was a little different.

Craft said the ACT tests are administered in April for all high school juniors in Wyoming. He said there are four parts to the test – English, math, reading and science. He said Sheridan High School students show consistent high performance in all of those areas.

He said those scores really speak to the quality of work in the high schools. Craft said the ACT scores are important for two reasons.

He said the second reason is that the ACT is a good indication of college readiness, and it helps the school district and its high schools analyze the effectiveness of the programs being provided.

Craft said the Sheridan High School composite scores also rated above national ACT averages. But, he said, the national averages include states where all students, not just juniors, are required to take the ACT, and the national averages include sophomores and seniors as well as juniors. He said that's a comparison of apples to oranges.

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Craft, at far right, with Assistant Superintendent Scott Stults and Superintendent Craig Dougherty. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Craft, at far right, with Assistant Superintendent Scott Stults and Superintendent Craig Dougherty. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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