American College Test http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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