Illinois' test scores and schools compared with other states
23% of graduates from Massachusetts took the ACT and they had the best scores in 2014.
100% of graduates from Illinois took the ACT and had little below average scores.
58% of graduates from South Carolina took the ACT and had low scores.
Experts averaged out each state's composite, English, Reading, Math, and Science ACT scores and this is what they came up with:
Massachusetts - Composite - 24.4. English - 24.2. Reading - 24.6. Math - 24.6. Science - 23.8.
Illinois - Composites - 20.7. English - 20.3. Reading - 20.8. Math - 20.7. Science - 20.6.
South Carolina - Composite - 20.4. English - 19.8. Reading - 20.9. Math - 20.2. Science - 20.4.
Reading - 57% (2% lower than last year)
Mathematics - 60% (A percent higher than last year)
Composite - 59% (The same as the year before)
School System Quality
Massachusetts was ranked second, Illinois was ranked eighth, and South Carolina was ranked forty-seventh.
The states were then ranked on safety combining the aspects of "safest schools" and "lowest bullying incident rates."
Massachusetts was ranked ranked number one, Illinois was number thirty-two, and South Carolina was number twenty-four.
Combing these two, here is the overall rank:
Massachusetts number one, Illinois number ten, and South Carolina number forty-five.
What has Illinois done to help improve test scores?
What is the final ranking for education?
Illinois test scores are not awful, but they are certainly not the best. It is somewhere in the middle when it comes to which states have the best test scores.