ACT scores lowest in three decades

More evidence is pointing at the ripple effect the pandemic had on children’s education.

Scores on the ACT college admissions test by this year’s high school graduates hit their lowest point in more than three decades.

The average composite score was 19.8 out of 36.  That’s the first time since 1991 that the average score was below 20.

Also, 42% of graduates met none of the subject benchmarks in English, reading, science and math. Those are indicators of how well students are expected to perform in college. That number was 38% last year.