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Nat’l ACT Scores Released, P.C. Principal Pleased with Progress

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 at 10:14 am

Minnesota High School students rank among the best in the country in ACT testing.  The average score for Minnesota students was 22.7 out of a 36-point scale, which is tenth in the nation, but tops among states where half of the graduating class took the test.

Principal George Johnson says Pine City High School students are below the state average, but still ranked above the national marks.

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The ACT assesses critical reasoning skills in english, math, science and reading.

The national average ACT composite score for 2009 graduates was 21.1, unchanged from 2008 and 0.2 point higher than in 2005. The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score.

The average scores on the four subject-area tests were as follows: English—20.6 (unchanged from 2008); mathematics—21.0 (unchanged); reading—21.4 (unchanged); science—20.9 (up 0.1 point). The average scores in English, math and reading are all higher than in 2005, while the average score in science is the same as it was in 2005.

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