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Mo. students best national average on ACT test

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Missouri students scored slightly higher than the national average this year on the ACT college readiness exam.

The ACT consists of 4 tests in English, math, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale from 1 to 36, with scores averaged to create a composite score.

This year's average composite score in Missouri was 21.6, half a point higher than the national average of 21.1.

Seventy-one percent of Missouri graduates in the class of 2011 took the test, compared with 49% nationally.

Scores are generally highest in states with the lowest percentages of students taking the exam.

 

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