Wyoming ACT Scores Strong in Comparison to other States

Wyoming ACT Scores Strong in Comparison to other States

The average combined ACT score increased from 20 to 20.3 in Wyoming in 2011, according to a release from the Wyoming Department of Education.

Students meeting all four subject-area benchmarks increased from 17 to 18 percent from last year to this year.

For Sheridan, the average increased from 21.3 to 21.8 and was the highest in four years, or since the state changed requirements where all students must test. Similarly, District 1 students improved from 20.4 to 21.9, also the highest in a four-year span.

In a nationwide comparison, Wyoming is one of only eight states that test 100 percent of their students including Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi and Tennessee. Colorado and Illinois were the only states to meet subject areas higher than Wyoming, scoring 20.7 and 20.9 on average, respectively.

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