Laramie County School District #1 officials are pleased with the scores students in the district achieved in the most recent round of ACT testing.

Steve Newton, LCSD#1 Director of Instruction, says the average test scores for the district went up by a full half point. He says that while that may not sound like a lot, the national and state average ACT scores don't usually change much at all, so a half point increase is actually quite good.

He says that when LCSD#1 is taken out of the state numbers, the local numbers are actually about a point above the average score in the rest of Wyoming. the test is given to all high school juniors in Wyoming, including roughly 1,000 students in LCSD#1.

Among local high school students, every single score went up among Cheyenne East and Cheyenne South students taking the test.

Among Cheyenne Central students math reading and composite scores were up, while English and science scores were the same as last year.

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