Oklahoma students improve on ACT scores
CREATED Aug. 21, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - More of Oklahoma's graduating high school seniors appear ready for college according to results of an ACT report.
The ACT 2013 Condition of College and Career Readiness report released Wednesday shows 23 percent of the 2013 graduates tested as college-ready in the subjects of English, reading, science and math. The number is up from 20 percent in each of the previous two years.
The report is based on the results of the ACT college entrance exam.
The overall score of students taking the ACT rose from 20.7 in 2012 to 20.8 in 2013.
State Superintendent Janet Barresi says the results show education reform efforts are working.
A total of 28,988 students took the ACT this year and 75 percent of Oklahoma's 2013 graduating class took the test at least once.
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