ACT http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Scores Drop On SAT College-Entrance Exam http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-scores-drop-sat-college-entrance-exam <P>Missouri high school student performances on the SAT college entrance exam are down slightly this year, according to a <A href="http://media.collegeboard.com/homeOrg/content/pdf/sat-report-college-career-readiness-2012.pdf">report</A> released&nbsp;today by the not-for-profit group The College Board.</P> <P>Missouri’s average scores for critical reading and math this year are at 584 and 587 respectively – both were at 592 last year.&nbsp; Missouri’s writing score also dropped slightly, from 573 last year to 564 this year.&nbsp; A perfect SAT score is 2,400.&nbsp; <A href="http://dese.mo.go Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:27:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 4684 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Scores Drop On SAT College-Entrance Exam Missouri's ACT score holds steady, national ranking inches up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-act-score-holds-steady-national-ranking-inches <p>Missouri’s average <a href="http://www.act.org/">American College Test (ACT)</a> score remains unchanged for the eighth year in a row, according to<a href="http://dese.mo.gov/news/2012/act.htm#.UDVF74ygr_8.twitter"> figures released today </a>by the <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).</a></p><p>The average ACT score for Missouri high school students is 21.6, a half a point higher than the national average of 21.1.&nbsp; Despite having the same average score as last year, Missouri’s ranking among the 50 states edged up slightly from 27<sup>th</sup> to 26<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; The highest possible score is 36 and the lowest is one.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:31:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4382 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's ACT score holds steady, national ranking inches up St. Louis student gets perfect score on ACT, first in city since 2000 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-student-gets-perfect-score-act-first-city-2000 <p>A St. Louis high school student is the first public school student in the city since 2000 to earn a perfect score of 36 on his ACT college entrance exam.</p><p>Thomas Fliss is a senior at<a href="http://slpshs.schoolwires.net/metrohs/site/default.asp"> Metro Academic and Classical High School</a>. He lives in St. Louis County but attends the school through the voluntary transfer program.</p><p>St. Louis School District officials say Fliss earned the perfect score when he took the ACT on Sept. 10. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the test get a 36.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:52:15 +0000 The Associated Press 2162 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis student gets perfect score on ACT, first in city since 2000