OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's high school seniors raise their average score on the state's most popular college entrance exam for the first time in four years.
But a report released today shows the state score is still below the national average on the ACT.
Educators say more work is needed in high school math to prepare students for college.
Oklahoma seniors averaged 20.6 out of a possible 36 points on the exam. The national average is 20.9.
Both the state and national averages are up one-tenth of a point over scores that remained stagnant for several years.
But the report shows many graduates have not mastered key academic skills they need to be ready for their first-year college science and math courses.