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Wakulla High Grads Exceed State Averages on College Placement Tests

May 11, 2018


Wakulla High School graduates far outscored their Florida counterparts on all areas of the combined “Common Placement Tests”, otherwise known as “College Placement Tests” or CPTs.


Test scores from the ACT (American College Test), the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) and the PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) are used.


Students in the recently released statistics are Florida’s 2016 high school graduates who attended a public college or university in Florida during the academic year immediately following high school.


Numbers represent the percent of students who scored at or above the cutoff considered “passing”.  Percents show students who did not need remedial, now called “developing”, courses to pass college or technical school classes.  


In Math, WHS had 82.4% passing to the State average of 74.7%.


In Reading, WHS had 90.2 % passing to the State average of 83.6%.


In Writing, WHS had 87.8% passing to the State average of 81%.


In all three areas combined, WHS had 80% passing to the State average of 68.9%.


Says Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “These test scores reflect the tenacious attitude of Wakulla’s teachers that every student should be college and career ready when they graduate from WHS.”


“Wakulla’s teachers, administrators, and support staff in grades pre-K through 12 believe that all of our students should be prepared to follow their chosen paths after graduation.  It’s our job to launch them with the tools they need to succeed.”    


The Florida Department of Education has been tracking CPT scores since the late 1990s. They produce a “College Readiness Report” each year available on the FLDOE website.