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Missouri Western Adopts "Superscore" Method of Evaluating Incoming Student's ACT Scores

Missouri Western State University is changing the way it looks at perspective student's ACT scores.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 9:01 AM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 9:43 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri Western State University is changing the way it looks at perspective student's ACT scores.

The university said it is adopting the 'superscore' method of evaluating incoming freshman's ACT test scores. This means if a student takes the ACT more than once, the university will take the highest score from each section of the test rather than an overall composite score like before.

Western employees said this method is being adopted by several universities national wide. Superscore ACT will aid in allowing more students to be accepted to the school, and increase the amount of scholarships students are eligible for.

"It gives us, on our end as the institution, to see what level they're at in each of those four areas," Paul Orscheln, associate vice president of enrollment management, said. "So, by looking at the highest sub-score, we are able to accurately place them in say an English class or a math class."

Orscheln said this 'superscore' method will go into effect immediately.

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