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By Mount Vernon News
September 24, 2012 11:36 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — The ACT is one of the nationwide tests used to measure a student’s skills considered necessary to succeed in college. It tests students on English, reading, math and science skills. Ohio students taking the 2012 ACT scored well compared to students nationwide, and ACT officials recognized Ohio as one of several states that is making a major push to improve math and science education.

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Ohio’s state average scores and the national results are as follows:

•English — Ohio 21.1, National 20.5.

•Mathematics — Ohio 21.5, National 21.1.

•Reading — Ohio 22.1, National 21.3.

•Science — Ohio 21.8, National 20.9.

The majority of local students taking the ACT exceeded the state average, as the accompanying chart indicates.

Commenting on Centerburg students’ performance on the ACT, with an average composite score of 22.3, Superintendent Mike Hebenthal said, “As a whole we are scoring higher than state average and we feel good about that, but we’ll keep looking at our curriculum and see if there is a way to extend it further.

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