Catholic school grads average 24.8 on ACT test

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The ACT is the nation's most popular college entrance exam, accepted by all universities and colleges in the United States. It tests high school students' knowledge and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.

Data released from ACT on Sept. 7 show the average composite score for 2017 Catholic school graduates in the archdiocese was 24.8, an increase from the 2016 average score of 24.7. The Missouri state average is 20.4.

Catholic high schools score well on ACT

Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis continue to thrive in American College Testing (ACT) achievement.

In data released Aug. 24, Catholic students from the Class of 2016 averaged 24.7 on the ACT, according to the Catholic Education Office.

That average composite score just about equals the 24.8 average of last year, and is 4.6 points ahead of the Missouri state average of public high school seniors — 20.2. The public school average declined 1.5 points, from 21.7 last year

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