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Chicago Public Schools see spike in ACT scores

Marc FilippinoReboot Illinois

Sep 21, 2016

Chicago Public Schools’ average ACT scores increased increased for the fifth straight year, new data shows.

Students marked a record high score of 18.4 on the 2015-2016 exam, an increase .2  from the previous year. The highest score a student can get on the ACT is 36.

In a press release, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he was especially proud of the gradual process the district has made since 2011, when the average score was 17.2.

“Our continuously rising ACT scores signal that more of our students are not only college-ready than ever before, but that their hard work is paying off and opening…

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