Central earns award for college, career student readiness | Schools
Because of its efforts to better prepare students for college and career readiness, Central High School was selected as one of only 21 schools in the Midwest to receive the ACT Red Quill Award. The award recognizes schools in the Midwest that take innovative approaches to improve their curriculum, teaching practices, and academic counseling.
“This award highlights our hard work in using data – especially data from the ACT exam and other ACT assessments– to guide students toward appropriate course offerings. These data provide valuable information that helps inform our students’ academic, college, and career decisions and pathways,” said Central High School Principal Darla Hoover. “In addition, ACT scores and other college entrance exam scores are a central topic of discussion when our counselors are discussing college admission with our students.”
Winners of the ACT Red Quill Award also effectively use other ACT assessments such as EXPLORE and PLAN to benefit student achievement. EXPLORE is an assessment normally given to eighth grade students while PLAN is normally given to tenth grade students. These assessments, along with the ACT exam, all measure whether students are on track for success in college and in their future careers.