TCSD #1 is pleased with the results, which indicate that Jackson Hole High School (JHHS) students scored above State averages in English, Math, Reading, and Science, and the Composite and in the top five districts in the State. The JHHS composite score, which is the average score of the combined sub-tests, was 21.5, while the State composite was 19.7 and the national composite was 20.8 (for 2015-2016).
Superintendent Gillian Chapman commented, “We are very proud of our hardworking students who are making individual growth as demonstrated by state and national assessments. Every year we closely monitor results from all assessment tools to understand what is working and where we need to focus more attention. Our team will carefully review and analyze ACT/Aspire data and school based data to inform instructional services for the coming school year. TCSD#1 is a leader in the state, which demonstrates the expertise of our staff and their focus on excellence each and every day.”
ACT and Aspire are single assessment measures intended to give districts an overall look at how students are mastering state standards. It is an important, but small piece used to determine the focus of districts, schools, and teachers to ensure students are mastering the standards expected by the state of Wyoming. Wyoming is one of thirteen states that all 11th graders take the ACT and the data are used to determine students’ mastery of content in high school and progress towards the Wyoming State standards.