ACT scores drop despite boost in test takers

Despite the boost in the number of Arkansas students taking the ACT, scores have actually dropped by half a point in the last year, according to Arkansas News.

Statewide the number of students taking the test rose by 10 percent from 24,578 to 27,020, however scores dipped slightly from 20.3 in 2010 to 19.9 in 2011.

Gov. Mike Beebe was encouraged by the number of students wanting to go to college but said that many of them simply might not be ready for the academic rigors.

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One Response to ACT scores drop despite boost in test takers

  1. The lone reader says:

    And that would be the fault of the public schools in many cases and the parents in the rest.

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