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   from the issue of March 25, 2004

UNL High School students beat national scores

Students enrolled in the UNL Independent Study High School scored above and at the national average on the two main college admission tests, the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the ACT.

Students scored above the national average on the SAT scores. Of the 95 students of Nebraska’s High School who reported taking the test, the average score was 515 on the verbal section and 583 on the mathematics section. National averages are 504 on the verbal section and 516 on the mathematics section.

Eleven ACT score reports were received from Nebraska’s High School students. The average score of these students were: 20.3 on English, 20.6 on mathematics, 21.2 on reading and 20.8 on science. The average composite score of Nebraska students was 20.8.

The national average of ACT test takers is: 20.3 on English, 20.6 on mathematics, 21.2 on reading and 20.9 on science. The national average composite score is 20.9.

“The results of these standardized college admission tests prove that the education students receive at Nebraska’s High School both adequately prepares students to enter college and makes them competitive with their peers,” says Carol Ash, director of the Independent Study High School.

Average scores are tallied based on students who reported to the testing agencies that they were students at Nebraska’s High School. Many of these students are enrolled in Nebraska’s diploma program and include home-schooled students, American students living overseas and other students not enrolled in a traditional high school. In the 2002-03 school year, Nebraska’s High School awarded 196 diplomas while serving more than 3,700 students.

Nebraska’s High School began offering independent study courses to students in Nebraska in 1929 and today has students in all 50 states and 135 countries. With more than 160 courses in both online and print formats, Nebraska’s High School offers both individual courses and courses leading to a diploma. Last year, Nebraska’s High School launched a new online course management system that allows students to submit assignments and tests online, receive instant feedback on many assignments and access their online courses.

Nebraska’s High School is accredited by the Nebraska State Board of Education and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

More information about Nebraska’s High School can be found online at



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