ACT Scores For Oklahomans Decline

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 6:52 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The average ACT scores made by Oklahoma high school students is falling and remains below the national average. The Southern Regional Education Board says the average score on the college entrance exam in Oklahoma fell from 20.6 in 1997 to 20.5 last year.

The national average was 21 in 2006.

When compared by race the average score for white students in Oklahoma was unchanged at 21.2 while the average for blacks fell to 17 and the average score by Hispanics fell to 18.3.

While the scores fell the number of Oklahoma students taking the test rose from 69% to 72%.

For more information on the SREB report, click here.

The ACT also has Oklahoma information on its website.