Phoenix Union Schools Had Their Best ACT College Exam Results Since the District Began Testing

Posted by Communications on 8/25/2016

Phoenix Union schools had their best ACT College Exam results since the District began testing all junior eight years ago. At most school districts, ACT and SAT exams are voluntary, but in an effort to encourage more students to go to college, the District began free ACT tests for all 11th graders. For the first time in five years, the average scores increased in all four areas-math, reading, science and a composite score, and in college readiness.   The 5,036 test-takers were the most ever.   Five schools increased in all four areas-Bioscience, Metro Tech, Maryvale, Carl Hayden and Cesar Chavez, while five more schools improved in three of the four categories-North, Central, Camelback, Franklin and Alhambra.