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ACT Scores Show MLHS Consistently Provides Exemplary Education
Martin Luther High School students’ successes in the classroom are evident through scores on the ACT assessment test. The ACT is a national college admission exam that tests students in English, mathematics, reading and science. Keeping with tradition, MLHS seniors who took the ACT last school year scored higher than the state and national averages in composite scores.
MLHS students have consistently scored above the state and national levels for many years.
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College Bound: 85% of MLHS grads choose to attend two or four year post-secondary institutions.
The recent release of the ACT scores shows that Martin Luther High School is succeeding in providing not only an education that is Christ-centered, but an education that excels. The ACT focuses on students who complete four years of English & three years or more each of math, social studies & science.
The ACT is a well-matched test for Martin Luther students because the school requires the same number of years, or more, in each of these academic areas with an addition of a fourth year of social studies.
MLHS has added Advanced Biology to the curriculum & also requires all students to take two years of a foreign language. This well-grounded, basic academic program has proven beneficial for the college bound student. ACT scores showed that those students completing this level of coursework scored five points above the national & four points above the state average in reading. In the areas of English, math & science reasoning, MLHS students scored three points above the national & two points above the state average.
MLHS students’ ACT scores have been consistently higher than state and national averages for several years. Scholastic accomplishment continues to be reflected in the ACT scores at MLHS.
The 2008 scores show the local composite for Martin Luther students was 23.8, more than one full point ahead of state average of 22.7 and almost three points ahead of the national average score of 21.1.
Student performance continues to track in an upward trend over the past several years. The chart below shows the sub-categories and local (MLHS) scores compared to state and national averages.
2009 ACT Score Stats
MLHS Minnesota National
English 23.2 22.0 20.6
Math 24.3 22.7 21.0
Reading 24.8 23.1 21.4
Science 22.1 22.6 20.9
Composite 23.8 22.7 21.1
Most Martin Luther High school students who are heading to post-secondary studies of any kind take the ACT. Anyone with questions about these scores or other testing done at Martin Luther High School may contact Guidance Director Sharon Patrick.
These scores reflect Martin Luther High School’s continued commitment to rigorous curriculum, resulting in success for our students in post-secondary studies. MLHS teachers continue to stress reading and comprehension in all curricular areas. Our students also devote 15 minutes each day to reading for pleasure. Poor reading comprehension is an area which concerns college educators nationwide
2009 Stats: Composite ACT scores
MLHS students compared with State Average National Average
23.8 22.7 21.1
Students and parents now have up-to-the-minute information about the student’s academic status at the click of the mouse. Cornerstone on-line student information systems was implemented this year.
The system tracks students’ academic progress, attendance, tuition and lunch accounts and offers easy communication between teachers and parents.
“This new tracking system allows us to keep closer tabs on a student’s academic progress and make sure they are working up to their potential,” says Guidance Director Sharon Patrick. “It has facilitated class scheduling and helps to ensure that each student has what they need to meet post-secondary requirements.”
Parents have the capability to monitor student’s performance any time they wish. Both parents and students can look at upcoming assignments which is very helpful when juggling busy schedules.
Cornerstone allows students, teachers, parents and administrators in schools to easily communicate, share information and manage their tasks. Cornerstone is being implemented and used in numerous church schools throughout the United States.
Seniors Grace Bertram and Jon Rusert are the Triple A winners at MLHS. The
According to Sharon Patrick, Guidance Director, Bertram and Rusert were
Both winners have participated in music - Grace plays clarinet and sings in the
"Academics is the most important for me," Grace said. "I always put grades first. Education has always been really important to me. I plan to be a teacher."
Success in the three areas was a matter of organization and prioritizing for Jon. "Grades always came first," he echoed, "but I was always looking at the schedules of games and knowing when to have things in by."
Grace plans to attend Concordia College in Wisconsin. Jon plans to attend the University of Minnesota in Duluth.
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