Minnesota Tops Nation Again in ACT Scores, College-Readiness

For an eighth consecutive year, Minnesota can lay claim to being best in the nation in the ACT college admissions test.
August 21, 2013

 For an eighth consecutive year, Minnesota can lay claim to being best in the nation in the ACT college admissions test.

 
State seniors again posted higher scores than those in other states in which at least half of students took the exam.
 
Progress was made, too, in the percentage of state graduates deemed college-ready in each of the four subject areas being tested.
 
This year, 39 percent of Minnesota seniors were proficient across the board, compared with 36 percent in 2012.
 
“That is tops in the nation,” state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said Tuesday.
 
Results were mixed, however, in another chief area of concern: the large, persistent gap between white and minority test takers.

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