CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's scores on the ACT college entrance exam are lower than last year's and also below the national average. The average overall score for Wyoming students in the 2013 results was 19.8, down a half point from last year.
Wyoming's lowest scores were on the English portion of the test but scores on the math, reading and science portions also dropped below 2012's results. Nationally, the average scores in all four subject areas also fell.
Deb Lindsey with the state education department tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that the drop in scores is likely because the results of test takers who needed extra time to complete the test were included for the first time.
The results released Wednesday are mainly from students who took the test as juniors last year.