ACT Results For Cobb County, Georgia−
Cobb County 2013 Graduates top national, state averages on ACT, but according to the ACT organization, only 32% of graduates are “ready for college.”
Results for the 2013 ACT show graduates from Cobb’s Class of 2013 are better prepared for the rigor of college studies than their peers across the state or nation. Last year’s seniors posted a composite score of 22.1, 1.4 points higher than their Georgia peers (20.7) and 1.2 points greater than the national average (20.9).
• Cobb’s scores exceeded those of the state and national in all sections of the ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, and the Composite score) for an eighth consecutive year.
• Four high schools had composite scores higher than 24.0 points (Walton – 25.8, Pope – 25.2, Wheeler – 24.6, Lassiter – 24.3).
• Nine high schools had composite scores higher than the national average of 20.9: Walton, Pope, Wheeler, Lassiter, Harrison, Kennesaw Mountain, Allatoona, Kell and Hillgrove.
Cobb County School District Testing Brief
ACT Released Nationally on August 21, 2013.
Cobb # of Test Takers 3,571 3,651
Cobb Avg. Combined Score 22.2 22.1
State Avg. Combined Score 20.7 20.7
National Avg. Combined Score 21.1 20.9
• Cobb’s scores exceeded those of the state and national in all sections of the ACT, including
English, Math, Reading, Science, and the Composite score, for the eighth consecutive year.
• 3,651 Cobb students participated in the ACT during their junior or senior year of high school. Of
these students, 74% demonstrated readiness for college level coursework in English, 53% in
Reading, 49% in Math, and 43% in Science. Overall, 32% are college ready in all content areas.
• Students taking a more rigorous course of study in high school tend to have higher scores than
those taking a minimum curricular sequence. Students taking four or more years of math scored
more than 5 points higher on the ACT than students taking less than three years of math.
• Four high schools had composite scores higher than 24.0 points (Walton – 25.8, Pope – 25.2,
Wheeler – 24.6, Lassiter – 24.3).
• Nine high schools had composite scores higher than the national average (Walton, – 25.8, Pope
– 25.2, Wheeler 24.6, Lassiter – 24.3, Harrison – 23.1, Kennesaw Mtn – 23.1, Allatoona – 22.1,
Kell – 22.0, Hillgrove 21.4)
• On the optional Writing Test, the average combined score for Cobb test takers was 21.8 compared to the State average of 20.4In 2013, 64% of all ACT-tested high school graduates met the English ACT College Readiness benchmark, while 26% met the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in all four subjects. Forty‑four percent of graduates met the Reading Benchmark, and 44% met the Mathematics Benchmark. Just over 1 in 3 (36%) met the ACT College Readiness Benchmark in Science.
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