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HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:33 am

HCHS ACT scores build on improvements from 2011 Top 100 students post an average ACT score of 20

Read more: The Harlan Daily Enterprise - HCHS ACT scores build on improvements from 2011 Top 100 students post an average ACT score of 20


Thats not news it was written by the school. If you take the top 100 students from any school you will get higher act scores.
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Postby Unbridled Spirit » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:47 am

True. Why do they not average all the students scores?
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:24 am

The average HCHS ACT score is 17.5. In a similar type article written last year Tim Saylor blamed some students for not trying, and if I recall correctly it was insulting. The New Superintendent is a little more politically correct.

“It is very difficult to get all of our juniors to understand the importance of the ACT,” he said. “When assessing 246 students it is imperative that every student give their best effort to prevent lower scores from dragging down our average score. So many of our students simply don’t see the value of the ACT and therefore don’t give the test their best effort. Our goal for next year is to convince more of our students to try their best on the ACT in order to push our district average over 18.”


http://harlandaily.com/view/full_story/19820574/article-HCHS-ACT-scores-build-on-improvements-from-2011-Top-100-students-post-an-average-ACT-score-of-20?
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby Greg » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:37 pm

Scores may be up, but they are far from where they need to be. If you'd take a look at the national averages, most states' average (not the average of the top 100 students) is over 20.

And another thing. Can someone please tell my why HCHS does not offer AP classes now? I'm thinking about transferring my child to Harlan Independent for this reason alone. With a school that size employing dozens of teachers, there is absolutely no reason not to offer AP classes.
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 pm

All teachers do is complain complain complain. If you don't like your pie job then find another.
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Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:01 pm

I'm against all forms of testing!
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby Guest » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:01 am

Harlan High School’s graduating class of 2012 continued the school’s trend of marked improvement in ACT scores according to recently released data. Compared to last year, Harlan High’s seniors of 2012 scored higher in every content area tested and earned the highest scores in each area over the past four years. The students scored 22.0 in English, 20.2 in math, 21.5 in reading, 20.8 in science, and 21.3 for an overall composite score. Each of these scores was well above the state average. The English, reading, and composite scores were also above the national average.

Read more: The Harlan Daily Enterprise - Harlan High School students excel on ACT exam Special to the Enterprise Harlan High School’s graduating class of 2012 continued the school’s trend of marked improvement in ACT scores according to recently released data
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:35 am

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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby Cate McCalley » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:03 am

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:
State ACT results lagging national levels


http://harlandaily.com/news/2229/state-act-results-lagging-national-levels



Education is a key to a locked door that offers an escape from the cycle of poverty. A member recently posted her kids math book is duct taped. Harlan County kids have duct taped books, while teachers from wealthier public schools districts across the country are teaching from White Boards. Their kids have desk with built in computers to aid with their curriculums. It's so unfair.

88% of the Kentucky kids say they want advanced education. More than half will never make it past the first year. They simply won't have the foundation to compete in rigors of math and science.


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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby PharmGirl » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:15 pm

I know several students I went to school with who scored 12. :shock:
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby Pappy » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:49 pm

PharmGirl wrote:I know several students I went to school with who scored 12. :shock:

Mules cant read. :lol:
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby Jacqueline » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:27 pm

Cate McCalley wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:
State ACT results lagging national levels


http://harlandaily.com/news/2229/state-act-results-lagging-national-levels



Education is a key to a locked door that offers an escape from the cycle of poverty. A member recently posted her kids math book is duct taped. Harlan County kids have duct taped books, while teachers from wealthier public schools districts across the country are teaching from White Boards. Their kids have desk with built in computers to aid with their curriculums. It's so unfair.

88% of the Kentucky kids say they want advanced education. More than half will never make it past the first year. They simply won't have the foundation to compete in rigors of math and science.


Duct taped books are better than copied pages from a book. When my nephew was in elementary school they would copy the homework (story to read) from a book and send home. It also had a copyright notice on it and I got upset with them teaching our children that it was OK to disobey a copyright notice. Mind you this has been over 20 years ago but should have never happened.
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby Cornbread » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:05 pm

Both high schools are guilty of not preparing its students for higher education. Most struggle with with community college let alone a four year university.
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:08 pm

A low score doesn't mean you can't get into college. It does however limit what colleges you can get into.
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Re: HCHS ACT scores from 2011 Top 100 students ACT Score 20

Postby goat47 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:47 pm

CrissyAlwaysSunny wrote:A low score doesn't mean you can't get into college. It does however limit what colleges you can get into.


That's a real good outlook.
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