State encourages students to take ACT multiple times

Posted: February 5, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Thousands of high school juniors in Arkansas are preparing to take the ACT, but state education leaders hope it's not the only time they take it.

Arkansas’ scores

Here’s how Arkansas class of 2017 students compared to the nation in their performance on the four sections of the ACT and in their composite scores. All of last year’s graduates in Arkansas took the ACT, while about 60 percent of the nation’s graduates took the test.

SubjectArkansasUnited States

English18.920.3

Math19.020.7

Reading19.721.4

Science19.521.0

Composite19.421.0

Source: ACT

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