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Missouri high school student performances on the SAT college entrance exam are down slightly this year, according to a report released today by the not-for-profit group The College Board.

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Missouri’s average American College Test (ACT) score remains unchanged for the eighth year in a row, according to figures released today by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

The average ACT score for Missouri high school students is 21.6, a half a point higher than the national average of 21.1.  Despite having the same average score as last year, Missouri’s ranking among the 50 states edged up slightly from 27th to 26th.  The highest possible score is 36 and the lowest is one.

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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.

Thomas Fliss is a senior at Metro Academic and Classical High School. He lives in St. Louis County but attends the school through the voluntary transfer program.

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.