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Washington’s ACT Participation and Results Slowly Continue to Rise

OSPI put out a press release noting our state's graduating seniors outscore the national average, but the achievement gap remains. Check out a passage below:

OLYMPIA — August 20, 2014 — Washington’s 12th graders have again outscored the national average on the ACT exam in the 2013‒14 school year, according to numbers released by ACT today.

Washington’s average composite score is 23. That is the nation’s seventh highest among the 46 states and the District of Columba in which at least 20 percent of graduating seniors took the test.

A “composite score” consists of four content areas: English, reading, math and science. Scores are scaled from 1 (lowest) to 36 (highest). This year’s national average composite score is 21.

Read the full story, including links to national, state-by-state and school district scores: http://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2014/ACT-Participation.aspx.