(AP) - A-C-T scores are in, and Kansas students
are beating the national average.
Results released today show Kansas students fared slightly worse
on this year's A-C-T college entrance exam compared to 2008.
This year's average composite score was 21-point-nine - below
the state's score of 22 last year but above this year's national
average of 21-point-one. It was the fifth straight year Kansas
students topped the national average.
Only 26 percent of Kansas test-takers met the college-readiness
benchmark in all four subjects: English, math, reading and science.
That's three percentage points higher than the national average.
Compared to last year, Kansas students had small drops in
reading, math and English scores, while science scores held steady.