BLAIR, Wis. (WEAU) -- A lot of factors determine whether students can get into the college of their choice, including their ACT score. Taking the ACT can be stressful, but some seniors at Blair-Taylor High School said their school prepared them well.
“I really wasn’t nervous at all on testing day, cause I kind of knew what I was expecting and what to be ready for,” said senior Joe Vehrenkamp.
“It got me prepared for like what questions I can be thinking about before I talk the test,” said senior Brooke Stalheim.
The district said their happy with their numbers for 2013. The state average for the ACT composite score is 22.1. The Blair-Taylor School District’s average for the ACT composite score is 22.7. That’s .6 higher than the state average. The district also scored higher in math, reading and science, and was at the state average in English.
“You know, always room to grow, and being a little school with smaller numbers of students each score really has a dramatic impact,” said Blair-Taylor School District Curriculum Instruction Coordinator Dana Eide.
Eide said a lot of steps have been taken to help students succeed, including Focus Time where students can come in during first hour to get extra help. Chris Stalheim who’s a middle school teacher in the district and high school parent, said he’s not surprised by Blair-Taylor’s numbers.
“It’s just great to see that our students are working and taking the test serious. We also do a good job of getting a large number of students to take the test,” said Stalheim.
The La Crosse School District average ACT composite score is 22.8. The district also scored higher than the state average in all subjects.