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“Bracken County High School will prepare all students to be productive and contributing members of a 21st century global community.”
Site Base Meeting has been rescheduled for
Monday, March 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Congratulations Bracken County High School
The College Board recently recognized 477 school districts from the US and Canada as being AP District Honor Roll recipients. Included in the 4th Annual AP Honor Roll were 13 districts from Kentucky, 10 of which have schools in the AdvanceKentucky program (up from five last year). The 10 are: Bracken County, Fayette County, Floyd County, Logan County, Madison County, Marion County, Marshall County, McLean County, Murray Independent, and Pulaski County. Each received the award for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.
Dual Credit Courses for 2014-2015:
Any junior or senior planning to take a dual credit course next year must have at least a 20 on the reading section of the ACT. The deadline to register for the April 12 ACT is March 7. Register at: actstudent.org
Pledge Against Bullying
ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks
The Benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses. These college courses include English composition, college algebra, introductory social science courses and biology. Based on a nationally representative sample of 98 institutions and more than 90,000 students, the Benchmarks are median course placement values for these institutions and as such represent a typical set of expectations.
On the ACT Writing Test, ACT's research to date suggests that examinees with a Writing subscore of 7 or higher possess sufficient writing skills to succeed on college-level writing assignments.
BIG CHANGES ON THE HORIZON
Starting with the 2011-2012 School year there will be an increased focus on College and Career Readiness. Bracken County High School will be judged successful or unsuccessful based on 4 Areas established by the Kentucky Department of Education:
1) End of Course Exams (English 10, Algebra II, Biology/Ag. Biology, US History) - these exams are designed by ACT and will account for 20% of your students final grade in his/her class.
2) PLAN to ACT Growth - each student in Grade 10 will take the PLAN test and each student in Grade 11 will take the ACT. The school will be held accountable for improving student skills in math, English, reading and science.
3) College/Career Readiness - currently this will be measured by student ACT scores or by them earning a state approved certification in a vocational area.
4) Graduation Rate - this will be a percentage of students starting in the 9th grade and graduating in 4 years.
All of the testing will focus around the new Core Standards adopted by Kentucky in math and reading. Below are some parent guides to explain these new standards. If you have questions please feel free to contact us here at Bracken County High School.