Last modified: Tuesday, September 2, 2008
IU High School graduates surpass state, national averages on ACT, SAT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 2, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University High School's (IUHS) graduating seniors showed a strong edge over their peers in this year's ACT and SAT tests, surpassing both the state and national averages in all categories. IUHS is offered by the IU School of Continuing Studies.
On the ACT test, IUHS graduates scored an average of 27.6 in English, surpassing the Indiana average by 6.2 points and the national average by 7 points. They scored an average of 25.1 in mathematics, which is 2.9 points above the Indiana average and 4.1 points above the national average. In reading, IUHS graduates scored an average of 27.4, beating the average Indiana score by 4.9 points, and the national average score by 6 points. In science, they scored an average of 24.5 -- 3 points above the Indiana average and 3.7 above the national average. IUHS graduates' average composite score was 26.2, placing them in the 85th percentile of all recent graduates taking the ACT.
IUHS graduates taking the SAT test performed equally well. Their average score in critical reading was 606, surpassing the state average by 110 points and the national average by 104 points. In mathematics, IUHS graduates scored an average of 568 -- 60 points higher than the average state score and 53 points higher than the average national score. They earned an average of 572 in writing, topping the state average by 91 points and the national average by 78 points.
"IUHS prides itself on providing a high-quality education that will enable students to continue to achieve after high school," said Bruce Colston, director of Indiana University High School. "We are incredibly proud of our students."
Indiana University High School is a virtual high school administered by the IU School of Continuing Studies. IUHS offers distance education high school, dual-credit, and advanced placement courses, as well as a diploma and honors diploma program.
For more information, visit scs.indiana.edu or call 800-334-1011.