American College Testing (ACT) scores by the Archdiocese of Omaha’s 2013 graduating seniors were the highest in recent memory, according to a report released Wednesday by the national ACT office in Iowa City, Iowa.
Seniors attending the archdiocese’s 17 high schools had an average composite score of 24.4. The statewide average was 21.5. Approximately 97 percent of the archdiocese’s graduating seniors took the ACT last year.
“Catholic schools continue to afford students with the skills necessary to be successful in college and beyond,” said Patrick Slattery, the archdiocese’s superintendent.
“When coupled with our faith formation efforts, Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic schools are truly educating the whole child to be future leaders in an ever evolving society.”
The ACT uses four testing categories to measure the college preparedness of high school students. Archdiocese of Omaha students outscored students from other Nebraska school
districts in English, mathematics, reading, and science.