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Report: PA students do better than national averages in ACT

Pennsylvania students performed better this year than most students across the nation who were tested in English, reading, math and science on the ACT’s Condition of College and Career Readiness test.

Pennsylvania students exceeded national averages in those four subjects.

“ACT research has shown those students meeting three or four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are likely to be successful in postsecondary education,” the report stated.

Thirty-eight percent of Pennsylvania’s ACT-tested high school graduates met all four subject benchmarks compared to 26 percent nationally.

“These nation-leading scores demonstrate to the entire country the academic ability of Pennsylvania students, the dedication of our teachers, and the world-class quality of our education system,” said Nathan Mains, executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

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