ACT investigates Male scores

Johnson, Managing Editor

The ACT is investigating Louisville Male High School over “test security situations or test impropriety” according to a Monday statement by ACT spokesman Ed Colby.

The investigation is centered around testing procedures during the administration of the ACT Compass, a college readiness test.

While the ACT Compass is a non-admissions test, it is used by the Kentucky Unbridled Learning System to measure a school’s accountability.

Last year, Male scored a 78.9 of a possible 100, making it the third highest scoring high school behind Manual and The Brown School. In addition, Male was one of 14 JCPS schools awarded a distinguished rating by the Department of Education.

Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez confirmed the investigation.

Rodriguez added that the department would be assisting in the investigation, but had no further comment.

Male’s 2012-13 ACT Composite score was consistent with its Compass scoring, placing the school third in the district.

The investigation is currently only focused on the ACT Compass test, and no other schools in Jefferson County.

Attempts to contact the ACT Organization, Kentucky Department of Education and Louisville Male High School were unreturned.

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Ian Johnson serves as Managing Editor and is a Senior at duPont Manual. He enjoys writing about politics, watching college basketball and drinking Arizona iced tea. He plans to study Journalism and Political Science in college next year.