Oklahoma ACT Scores Rise

Friday, August 18th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The new school year is starting off on an academic high note. A report released Thursday shows that Oklahoma's American College Testing (A-C-T) scores have risen two-tenths of a point. Students scores rose from 20.6 to 20.8

Although that still shy of the national average of 21, Governor Keating at a news conference Thursday thanked educators, students, and parents. “The A-C-T increase, the most dramatic ever, suggests that we are studying harder and studing longer,” Keating said. “We are now in a position to assure that our youngsters, taking tough courses, can go to college and survive the college experience and be a part of the work force in the 21st century.

In Tulsa, A-C-T scores were up in English, Math, Reading and Science. The district scored a 20.6, two-tenths below the state score.