Published Online: August 30, 2005
Published in Print: August 31, 2005, as ACT Scores Flat

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ACT Scores Flat

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A majority of this year’s U.S. high school graduates who took the act are entering college poorly prepared to tackle key subjects such as mathematics and science, concludes a report by the sponsor of the college-admissions examination.

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The ACT national score report, released Aug. 17, found no improvement over the past year in the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the ACT’s college-readiness benchmarks in English, math, and science. The average composite ACT score held steady at 20.9 out of a possible 36, the same as the previous year.

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