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State's ACT Results Reach Record in Math and Reading

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas high school students reached record scores on the math and reading portion of the ACT college entrance exams this year, but the state still trails the national composite average on the standardized test.

Data released today by ACT shows Arkansas students who took the exam scored 19.9 on average in math and 20.9 in reading.  The top score on the test is 36.

In English, the average score for Arkansas was 20.5, while the average science score was 20.2.

State education commissioner Ken James said the average composite of 20.5 dropped by a tenth of a point from last year, a fact he attributed to having 400 more seniors take the test this year.  Nationally, the composite ACT score was 21.2, up from 21.1 in 2006.

Nationwide, 1.3 million of this year's high school graduates took the test.

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