ACT Scores Drop Slightly | Big Horn Basin Media

ACT Scores Drop

Written by on October 18, 2018

Wyoming students who took the ACT this year were slightly behind the curve as compared to last year.
Kari Eakins, communications director for the Wyoming Department of Education, said the composite score of “20” earned by Wyoming’s Class of 2018 is down from the 20.2 earned in 2017. A composite score is the average of scores earned in the four core areas – English, math, reading and science.
The national average composite score earned by the Class of 2018 was 20.8, down from the 21 earned by the Class of 2017.
Park County District 6 students who took the ACT were below the national average in English and Math, and slightly below average in science, but above average in reading, with a 20.7 average score. Students in this district ended up with a composite average of 19.7.
Wyoming is one of 19 states in which all juniors are required to take the ACT. Wyoming’s Class of 2018 earned an average composite of 20, which is the sixth highest score obtained among the 19 states. Students in Missouri and Montana also earned a 20.

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