Hoosier High School Students Scored Higher on the ACT than Last Year

INDIANA, (WOWO): Indiana's high school students scored higher on the ACT this year than last year, and the state‘s students are above the national ACT average.

The new report from ACT says the composite average for Indiana students was 21.9 out of a maximum score of 36. That's up from 21.7 in 2013 and above the national average of 21. But possibly skewing the result in Indiana's favor is the number of students taking the college entrance exam, or lack thereof. ACT says only about 40-percent of Indiana's high school graduates took the exam, and while that is up from previous years, it is still below the number of students taking the rival SAT. Nationally, about 57-percent of high school graduates took the ACT this year.