— Wisconsin's average score on the ACT college entrance
exam dropped below the national average in the first year
that all graduating seniors took the test.
average 20.5 score is below the national average of 20.8.
The state score is down 1.7 points from last year when 73
percent of seniors took the exam.
state's 2016 score is fourth highest among the 18 states
where all graduates were tested and 11th highest among
states where more than half of students took it. Among all
states, Wisconsin ranked 29th.
test scores had been among the highest, and above the
national average, for years before a new state law that
took effect in 2015 required all 11th graders to take the
exam. Given that change, the scores were expected to drop.