Missouri ACT scores identical to last year’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missouri students performed the same on this year’s ACT college-entrance exam as they did in 2011.

Data released Wednesday for the class of 2012 show Missouri’s composite score unchanged at 21.6 out of a possible 36. Nationally, the average score was 21.1.

The percentage of Missouri graduates earning scores indicating college readiness was highest in English at 73 percent and lowest in science at 33 percent.

Seventy-five percent of Missouri’s 2012 graduates took the exam, compared with 71 percent last year.

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