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Naperville 203 ACT Scores Show Continued Growth

Naperville 203’s composite ACT score for the class of 2017 was 25.0 according to ACT data released on September 7, 2017. The District’s score continues to exceed the state average of 21.4 and the national average of 20.9.  Naperville North had a composite score of 25.1 and Naperville Central 25.0.


“As a school district focused on continuous improvement, I am once again pleased with our growth this year,” said Superintendent Bridges. “Naperville 203 students annually perform well above state and national average.”


In Naperville 203, growth is measured following students’ performance over several years. Beginning last school year, the assessments to measure this growth are part of the SAT suite of assessments. Freshmen and sophomores take the PSAT 10 in April and juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in October in preparation for the SAT. This is due to the state of Illinois choosing the SAT over the ACT as the assessment tool for all high school juniors. Naperville 203 offered both the ACT and SAT to juniors during the 2016-2017 school year.


The ACT is comprised of curriculum-based tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework. The test is scored on a 36 point scale.