These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation.
ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience.
The Skidmore-Tynan High School 10th-grade students receiving this recognition from the Texas ACT Council are: Jose Luna, Sterling McHorse, Taylor Riddle and Will Stridde.
The Texas ACT Council is made up of secondary and postsecondary educators who advise ACT Inc. on the utilization of ACT programs and services in Texas schools and colleges. ACT Inc. is the not-for-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development and the publisher of the ACT Assessment.
The ACT Assessment is the college admissions test that is accepted by all colleges nationwide.
According to Karen Pennell, ACT assistant vice president and Southwest regional manager, “The Texas ACT Council recognizes those students who are making significant strides to prepare themselves for college by taking rigorous courses and meeting the PLAN (Pre-ACT) College Readiness Benchmarks. We also want to recognize that student PLAN achievement is the result of a strong commitment by Skidmore-Tynan High School teachers, staff, administrators and parents to increase college readiness for all students.”