Marshall Public Schools deserve recognition

The American College Testing college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. While ACT scores are used as one factor in the admission process at colleges, they are also used by some states to assess the performance of schools.

Marshall Public Schools reported more good news last week when Superintendent Scott Monson revealed the district’s students exceeded the state average in all five areas on the ACT college entrance exam. Monson’s announcement is magnified when you take in consideration that Minnesota students once again led the nation on ACT scores.

“It’s exciting to recognize that Minnesota was at or near the top in ACT scores again for the Class of 2017 and to know that our students contributed to this ranking,” Monson said.

The news on the ACT scores comes on the heels of Marshall district last month reporting rising proficiency results in math and reading. Once again, Marshall Public Schools students scored above the state average and recorded a 6.7 percent increase in scores from last year.

Amanda Grinager, director of teaching and learning in the district, said those results were “fantastic and amazing.”

Marshall teachers, parents and students deserve recognition for such positive achievement reports.