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December 2010 Dateline IUHS

IUHS students surpass 2010 national, state averages on SAT and ACT tests

Indiana University High School’s (IUHS’s) graduating seniors have once again shown an edge over their peers in this year’picture of taking an exams ACT and SAT tests, surpassing both the state and national averages in most categories.

On the ACT test, IUHS students scored an average of 27.1 in English, surpassing the Indiana average by 5.4 points and the national average by 6.6 points. They scored an average of 21.9 in mathematics, .9 points above the national average. In reading, IUHS students scored an average of 26, beating the average Indiana score by 3.4 points, and the national average score by 4.7 points. In science, they scored an average of 23.5—1.6 points above the Indiana average and 2.6 above the national average. IUHS students’ average composite score was 24.6, placing them above the 74th percentile of all recent graduates taking the ACT.

IUHS students taking the SAT test performed equally well. Their average score in critical reading was 579, surpassing the state average by 85 points and the national average by 78 points. In mathematics, IUHS students scored an average of 556—51 points higher than the average state score and 40 points higher than the average national score. They earned an average of 556 in writing, topping the state average by 79 points and the national average by 64 points.

“IUHS prides itself on providing our students with high-quality instruction and rigorous course work that will prepare them well for whatever future they seek,” said Bruce Colston, director of Indiana University High School. “We are incredibly proud of our students.”

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