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Kansas Students Score Above National Average On ACT

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Recent Kansas ACT scores were higher than the national average.

More than 24,000 Kansas students took the 2016 ACT college entrance exam, which, according to a new report from the ACT, is the highest number of test-takers in the past five years.

The state’s average test score was 21.9 out of a total 36 points. In the Wichita Public Schools district, the average score was 19.7; nationally, students scored an average of 20.8 points.

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Credit ACT.org

The test measures college readiness in four subjects: English, math, reading and science. Just 31 percent of Kansas graduating seniors who took the test hit the minimum benchmark score in all four subjects, which indicates the chance a student will receive a B grade in a corresponding college course.

Seventy-four percent of Kansas seniors took the ACT; the test is not mandatory in the state of Kansas.

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