Washington students score above national ACT average
According to The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington average composite score of 22.8 is the nation’s seventh highest.
20% of graduating seniors took the test.
The OSPI says a composite score is made up of four areas: english, math, reading and science.
Scores are scaled from 1 (the lowest) to 36 (the highest).
This year’s national average composite score is 20.9, down from 21.1% last year.
According to the Washington Post, just 26% of the ACT test-takers in the U.S. are prepared for college.
Performance on the ACT test nationwide has remained almost unchanged since 2009.
The majority of test-takers, two-thirds to be exact, met the college-ready standard for English, according to the Washington Post.
When it comes to math and reading, 44% met the standard.
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