(Gillette, Wyo.) The Wyoming Department of Education has released the 2017 results for the statewide ACT test, becoming only one of 17 states to have results for 100 percent of graduating seniors.
The ACT is taken by Wyoming students in their junior year of high school, as required by Wyoming State Law, the scores released today are representative of the senior graduating class of 2017, who took the ACT last year.
The ACT is utilized by education departments to depict college readiness.
According to the WDE, the Wyoming ACT results boasted an average composite score of 20.2 points, the seventh highest score average in the United States, as of today.
“The ACT is one of the measures that helps us see how well we are preparing our students for their future,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow, “ We’re in the top half of states that give the ACT to all of their students and now the work continues to improve student outcomes.”
According to the results, 58 percent of Wyoming students displayed college readiness for English, 42 percent for reading, 34 percent for mathematics and science. Only 21 percent of Wyoming students displayed college readiness for all four categories.
The average composite score for reading was 20.8, for science it was 20.6, for mathematics it was 19.8, and for English it was 19.4.