RANDOLPH, NJ- More Randolph High School students took the ACT exam in 2015 than ever before and the good news is that, as more students take the exam, the scores are also going up.

RHS Guidance Director Charles Dimiceli noted that 43 percent of the class of 2015 took the ACT exam, up from 30 percent from prior years. This can be attributed to a national trend of more students taking both the SAT and ACT exams as part of the college application process.

“The different formats of each test have contributed to students taking both assessments so that they can select the test and score that best represents their strengths as an applicant,” Dimiceli said.

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“While it is true that the percentage of students taking the ACT has increased, what is more impressive is the increase in our average student score,” he noted. Randolph’s average score has increased twice as much as the average score in the state. Our 2015 average score of 26.6 is equivalent to a score of 1170-1200 on the SAT.

High School Principal Debbie Iosso said she is excited to learn of the results. “The high school teachers are constantly looking for ways for all students to reach their actual potential. Any score increases should be directly related to the efforts of both our students and our staff. Kudos to all.”