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      ACT scores improve for SC graduating seniors

      ACT scores improve for SC graduating seniors

      COLUMBIA, (WACH/AP) -- South Carolina's graduating seniors slightly improved their scores on the ACT college entrance exam for the fourth consecutive year. Results released today show the Class of 2013's average composite score was 20.4 on a 36-point scale. That's up from 19.8 in 2009.

      SC composite scores for the ACT increased while the national composite score decreased thus decreasing the National-State gap. Gaps between the National-State average scores on subtests decreased for every subtest.

      There was also a small decline in participation (1.3% for all students, and 0.3% for public school students).

      The South Carolina Governor??s School has the highest average composite score this year with 27.4, followed by Anderson District 3 with an average composite score of 23.2, and York District 4 with an average score of 23.1

      Percentage of SC Students meeting all 4 ACT benchmarks is at the highest level since information was made publicly available.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)