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ACT scores are low and the fill the bus normally helps 2K now needs 5K

Discussion in 'Living in Sin (City that is)' started by Bernie2, Aug 17, 2015.

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  1. Bernie2

    Bernie2 High-Roller

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    I was surprised on my recent visit to LAS that the ACT scores were 8% this is a test for how well high school students might / should do in college. Also, KLAS (3) has a program each summer called fill the bus with student supplies. They normally try and help 2,000 students this year it's 5,000.
     
  2. smartone

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    I'm not sure what you mean by 8%... Nevada's testing this year was halted due to poor-performance by the vendor and a new vendor was just selected. It may mean that only 8% of students competed the test? I doubt it means the average score was 8%. We're bad, in fact awful... regularly battling Mississippi and Louisiana for the coveted 50th spot among state, but I don't think we're "that" bad.

    With regards to helping more students with school supplies... I think that could possibly be traced to all the parents who work in the service industry and the customers like so many VMBers boast in the tipping threads who refuse to tip worth a crap and think those people shouldda stayed in school and got a better job!
     
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    We are not to blame, nor are the students.

    So who does that leave?

    Should we throw more money at the problem knowing it does nothing more then shut people up for a while.

    Just like the child who cries for candy. let them cry until you give in and given them candy. teaches them that crying equals reward.
     
  4. tringlomane

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    Apparently he means...

    "Only 8% of Nevada HS seniors scored at least these scores in ALL four sections." (36 is a "perfect" score)

    English...18
    Math...22
    Reading...23
    Science...23

    (missed doing this by one point in 7th grade apparently...I's no good at English. :()

    "Nevada's Average score is 17.4. The lowest of the 13 states that require all seniors to take the ACT." Note that NV requires all HS students to take the ACT whether they plan to go to college or not. This really depresses the state's results.

    Sheesh...Mississippi came in next to last with a significantly stronger 19 composite (12% had all four sections with the "target scores" or higher)...It doesn't sound like much, but ACT scores bunch up in the middle like the "bell curve". 30+ is outstanding and <10 means you suck at randomly filling in bubbles.

    And not surprising to me, Illinois came in first in the 13 states to force the ACT upon high schoolers. 26% of the students hit the "target scores" for every section, same as the national average. Average composite score in IL was 20.7. Colorado was 2nd at 20.6.

    http://www.rgj.com/story/news/education/2015/07/21/nevada-students-bomb-act-college-entrance-exam/30495111/
     
  5. smartone

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    Thanks for this info!
     
  6. bardolator

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    No wonder the locals casinos make so much on the slots.

    Tringlomane's point is significant. Anytime students self-select, very few from the bottom academic third will choose to take the test. If a state forces everybody to take the test, its average score will plummet. So the only valid comparison for Nevada, if one feels the need to compare, is between states that force all students to take the test. As a test administrator for a vendor, I am all in favor of that, so long as the state uses vendors.
     
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