ACT Scores Down Slightly in SD
by Associated Press
August 18, 2010 4:38 AM
ACT scoring in South Dakota dipped slightly this year. High school seniors who graduated last spring had an average composite score of 21.8, down from 22 the previous two years. It's the first year-to-year decline since 2001. South Dakota students topped the national average score of 21.
The ACT measures a student's general educational development and ability to handle college-level courses in reading, English, math and science.
Nearly 6,900 South Dakota students took the test. Overall, they performed best in English and reading. Twenty-eight percent of them were considered college ready in all four subjects.