For the second straight year, Wyoming students scored 20-point-3 out of a possible 36 in the college entrance exam known as the ACT. The national average was 21-point-one.
Wyoming Education officials say the score is not disappointing because all high school juniors in the state are required to take the test, while only college bound students take the test in 42 other states.
Paul Williams is part of Wyoming’s assessment team. He says Wyoming had mixed results.
“We are seeing increases in student scores from 2011 to 2012 in mathematics and in science. We’ve seen slight declines in English and in reading. That is all within likely changes in student performance from year to year.”
State Superintendent Cindy Hill says it’s clear that they have more work to do as educators.