Blanco High School students received the “Texas Student Achievement Award” from the Texas ACT Council for their performance on the PLAN (the Pre-ACT) Assessment. These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation. ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading, and science to have a successful college freshman experience. Sophomore students take the PLAN Assessment at Blanco High School to assist in their preparation to be college and post-high school ready. One of Blanco ISD’s goals is to have graduates who are college- and post-high school ready.
The students receiving this recognition from the Texas ACT Council are Annie Albrecht, Alina Aly, Jace Ammons, Chris Barnett, Colton Childress, Christina Collins, Quinn Dillard, Elise Edmondson, Jacob Hallenberger, Tyler Hardin, Tyler Hernandez, Sam Isenberg, Eleanor Kirkscey, and Braden Kneese.
The Texas ACT Council is made up of secondary and postsecondary educators who advise ACT, Inc. on the utilization of ACT programs and services in Texas schools and colleges. ACT, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development and the publisher of the ACT Assessment. The ACT Assessment is the college admissions test that is accepted by all colleges nationwide.
According to Karen Pennell, ACT Assistant Vice President and Southwest Regional Manager, “The Texas ACT Council recognizes those students who are making significant strides to prepare themselves for college by taking rigorous courses and meeting the PLAN (Pre-ACT) College Readiness Benchmarks. We also want to recognize that student PLAN (Pre-ACT) achievement is the result of a strong commitment by Blanco High School teachers, staff, administrators and parents to increase college readiness for all students.”