Brevard ACT Scores Higher Than State Average

By  //  August 27, 2012

Brevard First To Require Students To Take Test

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The 2012 ACT scores have been released and Brevard Public Schools students performed higher than the state average in all areas, including composite.

Dr. Brian T. Binggeli is superintendent of Brevard Public Schools. (Image courtesy of Brevard Public Schools)

“What is most impressive is the fact that we continue to score above the state average,” said Brevard Public Schools director of communications, Michelle Irwin. “Generally, the ACT is only taken by students who are interested in pursuing a college education, however since 2009, BPS has administered the ACT to all eligible students.”

Brevard Public Schools was the first district in Florida to require its students to take the ACT whether they are college bound or not.

This past year, 200 more students completed the ACT and the overall composite score continues to increase since the requirement began.

“All students have access to programming that will prepare them for their future careers. These scores reflect the rigorous curriculum and instruction BPS students receive,” Irwin said.

Brevard Public Schools offers comprehensive programming to prepare students for college and career through traditional coursework, advanced placement courses, International Baccalaureate programming, career and technical education and career academies.

“I am extremely proud of the efforts of our staff, students and parents to achieve these results,” said Brevard Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli. “We made the decision to give our students the ACT, which means the dream of college for all students is alive.”