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PWC seniors beat national ACT average

Students in Prince William County public schools who took the national ACT, college-readiness test last school year earned an average 21.9 score, out of a possible 36.

The national composite score for seniors who took the test earned a composite score of 21.1.  Virginia’s average was 22.3, according to data released Aug. 17.

A Prince William County Schools press release stated that for the last five years Prince William seniors who took the ACT scored above the national average. In addition, Prince William seniors, “exceeded the national average in all four content areas of English, mathematics, reading and science in 2010-11,” the statement said.

The ACT website said its annual report provides “national and state snapshots of college readiness of the graduating seniors of the class of 2011 who took the ACT in high school. Generally, the ACT is considered to show college readiness.

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