In a recent announcement from the Virginia Department of Education, ACT scores for Virginia high school students continue to exceed their peers nationwide. In addition, while the SAT is still the predominant college admissions assessment taken by Virginia students, the number of seniors taking the ACT continues to grow. This year, the number of seniors taking the assessment increased by more than five percent. This year also, the public school students in Virginia showed a slight increase in mathematics scores.
Virginia Public School Average ACT Scores
The ACT also identifies college-readiness through benchmarking in first-year college English composition, reading, algebra and biology. This year the percentage of Virginia public school students meeting the ACT college-readiness benchmarks was six or more points higher than the percentage nationwide.
Percentage of Public School Students Meeting ACT College-Readiness Benchmarks
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“As Virginia continues to implement new and more rigorous Standards of Learning in mathematics, English and science, I expect to see our students demonstrate additional progress in meeting ACT’s college readiness benchmarks,” noted Dr. Patricia Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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