Louisiana’s score on ACT college test falls for another year

A student taking an ACT test.
A student taking an ACT test.(Source: KAIT-TV)
Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:33 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The average score of Louisiana’s high school seniors on the ACT college readiness test fell for a fourth year in a row and remains among the lowest in the nation.

The state’s composite score on the ACT exam that measures skills in English, reading, math and science was 18.4 out of a possible 36. That’s down from 18.7 last year.

The Advocate reports that only Mississippi, Nevada and Hawaii scored lower.

The national average is 20.3. That’s a drop from 20.6 last year and is the lowest score in more than a decade.

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