Wisconsin high school graduates had the same average score on the A-C-T exam as their predecessors did one year ago.
The state's composite score was 20 point five for the second straight year. That's lower than the national average of 21 out of a possible 36 -- but Wisconsin's score is the third highest among the 17 states where students are required to take the A-C-T college entrance exam. Fifty-nine percent of Wisconsin students either met or surpassed the A-C-T's benchmark for college readiness in English while 42-percent made the benchmark for reading, 39-percent for math, and 37-percent for science. Since 2015, all Wisconsin high school juniors have been required by state law to take the A-C-T test.