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Oklahoma ACT scores drop as more students take test


September 8, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's scores for the ACT college entrance exam dropped statewide this year after a sharp increase in the number of students taking the test.

Oklahoma was among 17 states to have 100 percent of its graduates take the ACT in 2017, The Oklahoman reported . The ACT measures skills taught in schools and considered important for success in first-year college courses.

State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said opening the ACT to all students gives state education officials "valuable insight into the skills gap we must overcome for our young people to be competitiv...

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