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(Neb)-Nebraska Girls Topped Boys On ACT Last Year

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/09/2018 11:42 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Girls outscored boys on ACT exams across Nebraska last year, matching them in science and surpassing them in both reading and English.
 
    Nebraska administered the standardized college admissions test to every junior in the state's public schools last year - some 22,300 of them - and girls earned an average composite score of 19.6 on the 36-point exam. Boys scored an average 19.1 and led in math by half a point.
 
    State education officials say one year of data doesn't make a trend, and many students likely took the ACT more than once to improve their scores.
 
     They also say many students have room to improve, since less than a third met benchmarks to predict success in typical college freshman math, science and English courses.


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