Bright Local continues work to improve ACT scores


By McKenzie Caldwell - mcaldwell@aimmediamidwest.com



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Bright Local School District is working to improve its ACT test strategies, superintendent Mike Bick told The Times-Gazette Wednesday.

During the district’s Dec. 16 board of education meeting, Bick requested that the board accept two contracts with the Brown County Educational Service Center (ESC): one contract for ACT test strategies and an agreement to provide services for safety and security.

The contract for ACT test strategies would provide Bright Local staff with professional development and strategies that would help enhance students’ ACT scores.

During the district’s October regular board of education meeting, Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jason Iles reported that high school administrators were working to embed ACT standards into curriculum and to add ACT preparatory opportunities for Bright Local students.

“I know that’s another focus when we look at the ‘prepared for success’ piece on the school’s report card: our students struggle to meet that ACT [standard] remediation-free,” Iles said at the October meeting. “We offer an ACT test here — free to all juniors — so we need to take advantage of it. At most colleges, ACT scores bring scholarship money. I believe it’s our jobs as educators to make sure that our students are continuing to grow these ACT scores.”

The agreement with the ESC to provide safety and security services would focus on events such as lockdowns and fire drills.

Reach McKenzie Caldwell at 937-402-2570.

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By McKenzie Caldwell

mcaldwell@aimmediamidwest.com