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March 21, 2012

AHS recognized by ACT test group for upward performance

Ada —  

For the third-straight year Ada High has received the College Readiness Award for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the previous five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. 

According to Karen L. Fennell, assistant vice president and AACT Southwest Regional Manager, ACT Inc. is the not-for-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development and the publisher of the ACT Assessment. 

Fennell said the ACT Assessment is the college admissions test that is used and accepted by all colleges nationwide and throughout Oklahoma. In 2011, over 76 percent (an all-time high) of Oklahoma students took the ACT which is the predominate college admissions and readiness achievement test in Oklahoma.

“We wanted to recognize those Oklahoma high schools that have made significant strides in increasing the college readiness of their graduates as demonstrated by their ACT score increases over the past five years,” Fennell said. “This can only happen as a result of of the high school’s faculty and staff efforts and the dedication of the Ada Senior High School students and parents to focus on college readiness and raise the level of college readiness for all students.

“Only 32 high schools in Oklahoma were honored for this superior level of accomplishment.  Each of these schools and their feeder middle schools participate, too, in ACT’s Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) which provides students in 8th and 10th grades the opportunity early early to be on great target to be college and workplace already.  These programs are offered to all schools in the state by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.”

The letter to AHS Principal Charlie Golightly, Fennell also noted that the school was commended for increasing the number of students taking the ACT, adding only five percent of the high schools in Oklahoma were able to accomplish what the school had done.

The Oklahoma ACT Council, supervised by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, is comprised of secondary and postsecondary educators who advise ACT, Inc. on the utilization of ACT programs and services in Oklahoma schools and colleges. 

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