Vermont seniors score higher than peers nationally on ACT

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Vermont high school seniors did better than their peers nationally on the ACT college entrance exam this year.

Graduating seniors in the state’s class of 2008 scored at least 10 percent higher than the national average in every subject.

According to ACT reports, the national average composite score this year was 21.1 out of a possible 36 points, down from 21.2 last year.

A record number of high schoolers took the standardized test this year – 1.4 million, or 21 percent more than took it in 2004.

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