Below is an audio recording of Mr. Crutchley's presentation. He mentioned some of the accomplishments of the school district while they served the community on the school board. Mrs. Nash served for 12 years and Mr. Smith served for 6 years. Mr. Smith and Mrs. Nash both spoke after being recognized by Mr. Crutchley.
One of the facts that Mr. Crutchley mentioned was Fox's Average Composite ACT Score at 1:22 into the recording. He said that,
"The district's ACT Average is over 23 while the state average is 21."Below I have posted the ACT report found on Fox's District Report Card page on Missouri DESE's website to compare them to what Mr. Crutchley reported. It's always interesting to compare the real numbers to what is reported by district administrators.
The highest score posted for Fox was a 22.7 in 2011. The average for the state has remained pretty steady at 21.6.
Mr. Crutchley didn't mention Fox's Percentage of Graduates Tested. I've asked them for several years why this number is so low and have been given several different reasons. I always get asked why the number is so low when I tell people what Fox's Percentage of Students taking the ACT is as reported by Missouri DESE.
Fox's Percentage of Student's taking the ACT places our district in the bottom 25% of the state. That number will change in 2015 when ALL 11th graders will be required to take the ACT when it becomes part of the state assessment. Fox's Composite ACT score will most likely drop some once all student's are required to take the ACT.
Requiring all students across the state to take the ACT will help provide a good statewide comparison of college readiness.