ACT Math Scores Post Slight Improvement

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's public high school juniors show a slight improvement in math scores on the ACT test in 2009, while scores in other subjects are flat or show a slight drop. The state says the test results released yesterday show 46% of the juniors taking the ACT in 2009 are ready for college English composition courses - the same level as 2008. 2009 results show 21% of the students are ready for college algebra and 16% are ready for college biology, both up slightly from the previous year. The overall math score for the 2009 juniors was 18.2 out of a possible 36 points, up one tenth of a point from the previous year. But overall scores in reading and science were down slightly from 2008. The overall English score was unchanged.