The Logan County school system recently got the results back from the Plan and Explore tests and once again its students were some of the best in the state on those exams.
The Plan and Explore tests are given to eighth and 10th grade students each year as precursors to the ACT.
Junior high students take the Plan test while high school sophomores take the Explore test - each in November.
All of the average scores in English, reading and the composite scores for the five middle schools place Adairville, Auburn, Chandlers, Lewisburg and Olmstead above the state average scores, the national norm scores and the benchmarks set for those subjects.
“I think it shows that our teachers and students are doing a good job,” Logan County schools superintendent Marshall Kemp said. “There is always room for improvements, but we think in comparison, we have done reasonably well when compared with the rest of the state.”
Auburn was the highest among the five with a composite score of 17.5 - which ranked it seventh among the state’s 322 middle schools. Olmstead had a composite score of 17, which ranked it 16th in the state. Adairville scored 16.6 and was 42nd in the state, Lewisburg scored 16.5 and was 50th in the state and Chandlers was 71st with a composite score of 16.2.
As a district, Logan County ranked in the top 10 in the state in math, science and with its composite score.
The sophomores at Logan County High School had an average composite score of 17.8 on the Plan test and ranked 60th out of the state’s 231 high schools. The highest subject area was in science, where Logan County ranked 42nd in the state.
Compared to other school districts, Logan County ranked 29th among the state’s 169 districts.
Logan County also did a good job on getting a large percentage of its students to hit benchmark scores on the tests.
For the percentage of students making a benchmark score or above, all five middle schools percentages were higher than those of the state average in English, reading and science. And at Adairville, Auburn and Lewisburg and Olmstead, students had a higher percentage of students hitting the benchmark in math.