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8:57 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Oklahoma Sees Increase In ACT Scores

 

Oklahoma high school seniors who took the American College Testing (ACT) exam last spring showed an increase in their composite scores over the previous year’s seniors, moving the state scores closer to the national average, a new report shows.

Mean ACT test composite scores 1999-2008
Mean ACT test composite scores 1999-2008
Credit Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Data released Wednesday by ACT shows that this year’s senior class scored an average of 20.8 on the test, which is 0.1 point higher than the 2012 score.

The national average for 2013 graduates was 20.9, a 0.2 point decrease from 2012

“We are encouraged to see increased ACT scores from Oklahoma’s high school graduates,” Chancellor Glen Johnson said in a press release.

“These findings show that more students are graduating with the skills needed to be successful in college and life after high school. It is important that we continue challenging students and preparing them for a college education,” he said.