ACT

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-6-6001, all public-school students must participate in a post-secondary readiness assessment such as the ACT or SAT. To receive a regular high school diploma, all students enrolled in a Tennessee public school during their eleventh (11) grade year must take either the ACT or SAT.

  • Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, students enrolled in Tennessee public schools during their eleventh grade year must complete the ACT or SAT prior to graduation (see High School Policy 2.103).

There were two significant changes to the state ACT program which began in the 2017-2018 school year.

  1. Fall testing for seniors will take place in school, during the school day, rather than on a Saturday.
  2. State-funded vouchers for national testing dates are discontinued.

CMCSS has selected ACT for our post-secondary readiness assessment and will administer in-school on the following dates.  Students may seek additional testing outside of these state recommendations.

2018-2019 State ACT Testing Calendar:
October 2, 2018 – Senior Retake (or first)
October 2-22, 2018 – Senior Retake (or first) with accommodations
October 30, 2018 – Senior Retake (or first).
October 30-Nov 5, 2018 – Senior Retake (or first) with accommodations
March 12, 2019 – ACT for Juniors (Seniors, only if they missed all other opportunities)
March 12-26, 2019 – ACT for Juniors with accommodations
April 2, 2019 – ACT for Juniors (Seniors, only if they missed all other opportunities)
April 2-8, 2019 – ACT for Juniors with accommodations

  • The ACT may be taken in-school only once as a junior and once as a senior.

For more detailed information about ACT:
https://www.tn.gov/education/assessment/act-sat.html

 

 

Current Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) ACT graduate data: 

ENGLISH (18) MATH (22) READING (22) SCIENCE(23) COMPOSITE (21)
System 12-13 18.9 19.1 19.8 19.8 19.5
System 13-14 19.0 19.0 20.0 19.8 19.6
System 14-15 18.7 18.7 19.6 20.0 19.4
System 15-16 18.9 18.7 20.2 19.8 19.5
System 16-17 19.1 18.8. 20.3 20.3 19.8
System 17-18 18.5 16.6 19.8 19.5 19.2
ENGLISH (18) MATH (22) READING (22) SCIENCE(23) COMPOSITE (21)
State 12-13 19.3 19.1 19.8 19.4 19.5
State 13-14 19.6 19.2 20.1 19.6 19.8
State 14-15 19.5 19.3 20.1 19.9 19.8
State 15-16 19.6 19.2 20.3 19.9 19.9
State 16-17 19.5 19.2 20.1 19.9 19.8
State 17-18 19.4 19.1 19.9 19.6 19.6
ENGLISH (18) MATH (22) READING (22) SCIENCE(23) COMPOSITE (21)
Nationwide 12-13 20.2 20.9 21.1 20.7 20.9
Nationwide 13-14 20.3 20.9 21.3 20.8 21.0
Nationwide 14-15 20.4 20.8 21.4 20.9 21.0
Nationwide 15-16 20.1 20.6 21.3 20.8 20.8
Nationwide 16-17 20.3 20.7 21.4 21.0 21.0
Nationwide 17-18 20.2 20.5 21..3 20.7 20.8

 

The current college readiness benchmarks are:
English = 18
math = 22
reading = 22
science = 23
composite = 21