RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia students successfully outperformed national statistics by significant margins on the ACT college-admissions test.
Graduating seniors for 2019 in Virginia who met the ACT’s benchmarks in each content area was at least 20 points higher than national percentages.
- 80% of Virginia high school seniors met the benchmark in English, compared with 59% nationwide;
- 67% met the benchmark in reading, compared with 45% nationally;
- 60% met the benchmark in mathematics, versus 39% nationwide;
- 57% met the benchmark in science, compared with 36% across the country; and
- 46% met the benchmark in all four subjects compared with 26% nationally.
ACT scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest achievable score.
Virginia students achieved an average composite score of 24.0, compared with 20.7 for nationwide graduates.