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SD Students Score Above National Average On ACT Test

SD Students Score Above National Average On ACT Test

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota students continue to score above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam.

Students in the state had an average composite score this year of 21.9, above the national average of 21.0. The state score was unchanged over the year.

The ACT tests students in the areas of English, math, reading and science. The best possible score on the exam is 36. The test is commonly used by colleges and universities as a benchmark for college readiness and entrance.

About 78 percent of South Dakota’s 2014 graduating class took the exam.

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