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Kentucky ACT Scores Increase, National Average Slips

Kentucky’s ACT scores are steadily on the rise and more students are taking the college-prep test than ever before.College-bound seniors in Kentucky scored two-tenths of a point higher on average compared to the same population a year ago. Department of Education spokesperson Lisa Gross says it’s a significant increase for a state with more and more students taking the test."We made progress while overall in the nation, scores went backwards, so this is good news," says Gross. "Kentucky isn’t where we want to be, we’d like to be at or above the national average of course, but we’re moving in the right direction."That national average is 21.1, down one-tenth of a point from last year. Kentucky’s average this year is 20.9.