Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Robert Indihar
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Moose Lake ACT scores above state average


November 1, 2018

Moose Lake High School’s average ACT score increased in 2018 and continues to remain above the Minnesota average score. Moose Lake Community School’s composite score for 2018 was 22.0, an increase from 21.6 in 2017. The Minnesota average was 21.3, a decrease from 21.5 in 2017. Minnesota leads the nation in ACT scores among states where at least 90% of students take the exam. The national average for ACT scores was 20.8.

Moose Lake Community School is also above the state average for students attending higher education within 16 months of graduation at 81%. The Minnesota state average is 75%. In addition, more Moose Lake High School students met all four ACT college readiness benchmarks in English, Algebra, Social Science, and Biology in 2018 than the Minnesota average.

Moose Lake Community School is dedicated to student success not only while they attend school but also as they step out into higher education. “Our curriculum committees have worked diligently to embed the ACT College Readiness Standards into our curriculum, and it shows” states Principal Billie Jo Steen. “We also offer an elective ACT prep class for students. Mr. Schnoll, our chemistry and physics teacher, volunteered his time to offer a free Saturday class for students before the April test date to help them prepare for the exam.”

The ACT helps college admissions judge a student’s current level of knowledge, as well as their ability to reason and think logically. The ACT measures college readiness in math, reading, science and English. The ACT might be one of the most important exams a student will take in their educational career. We are proud to see our students succeeding and exceeding averages in such an important assessment.


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