Education A National Roundup

ACT Scores Flat

By Vaishali Honawar — August 30, 2005 1 min read

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.

Read the 2005 ACT national score report.

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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