These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation. These 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 students receiving this recognition from the Texas ACT Council are Daniel Boatright, Brittany Garza, Zachary Guerra, Robert Hernandez, Samantha Minter, Sara Rix and D’Anne Wilder.
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 nonprofit organization that provides assessment, research, information and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. It is also the publisher of the ACT Assessment, a college admissions test 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 (Pre-ACT) 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.”