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State ACT Scores Continue to Improve

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:36:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - State education leaders announced Wednesday that ACT scores are up for the third straight year.

The ACT score average was up one tenth of a point from last year at 19. 4.

All Tennessee high school students are required to take the end-of-the-year exam. It is one of 13 state that do so.

Williamson County schools announced its students scored a new record high average score of 23.8.

“Given that we give it to all students, and we're outperforming similar districts to ours across the nation; I think it speaks to the quality of work our students are doing, said Williamson County Schools Director, Mike Looney. ”It speaks volumes to the quality and passion and enthusiasm our teachers bring to the table every single day.”

However, even with the improvement officials announced that Tennessee still lags behind the national average ACT score of 21, last reported in 2014.