Waukesha students tested above the state average on the ACT college admissions exam, according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The Waukesha School District’s average score of 22.7 was just above the average score of 22.1. Waukesha’s overall scores increased by .2 points this year from 22.5 in 2011-12 to 22.7 in 2012-13.
The ACT is a college readiness exam that tests a student’s skills in reading, math, English and science.
Waukesha West and Waukesha North high schools saw increases in scores this year. Waukesha West increased the average score from 23.4 to 23.9 and North increased from 21.6 to 22.4. Waukesha South High School saw a small decline from 21.9 in 2011-12 to the 21.7 in 2012-13.
Waukesha West’s scores could have seen some help from graduating seniors Morgan and Thomas Redding. The Class of 2013 twins each scored high – Morgan received a 35 and Thomas took the test again to beat his brother with a 36. A 36 is a perfect score.