DALLAS (AP) - Texas members of the high school class of 2011 have posted ACT college entrance exam scores slightly below the national average.
Officials with ACT Inc., the Iowa-based not-for-profit that administers the test, reported Wednesday that the nationwide average composite score was 21.1 on the 1-to-36 scale.
The Texas average composite score was 20.8, which is the same as last year.
Twenty-five percent of ACT test-takers across the country met the college-readiness standard in the four core subjects of English, math, reading and science. In Texas, the rate was 24 percent.
In math, the Texas average score on the ACT mathematics exam reached 21.5 out of a possible score of 36. That 0.7 point increase since 2007 and is higher than the national score of 21.1. In comparison, the national average math score increased 0.1 points over the same period.
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