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Academic Excellence

Standardized Testing Data



The ACT is a standardized test used to assess high school achievement, and readiness for college.  The ACT test focuses on the areas of English, Math, Reading and Science.  These four sub-tests are scored individually on a scale of 1–36, and a Composite score is provided which is the whole number average of the four scores. The composite ACT score may be used as one instrument of evaluation for college admission, and some scholarship opportunities.

  • Cedar Catholic’s 2016 graduating class average is 23.5
  • The state of Nebraska’s 2016 graduating class average is 21.4
  •  90% of Cedar Catholic’s graduating class of 2016 took the ACT
  • In the last 5 years 20 Cedar Catholic Students have scored a 30 or higher

The ACT has established college readiness benchmark scores for designated college courses.  A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher, or a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding college courses.  The following information reflects the percentage of students who met or exceeded the ACT benchmarks:

  • English Composition - Cedar Catholic 85%; State of Nebraska 68%.
  • College Algebra - Cedar Catholic 59%; State of Nebraska 43%.
  • College Biology - Cedar Catholic 59%; State of Nebraska 40%.
  • College Social Science - Cedar Catholic 56%; State of Nebraska 48%.