Scores held steady for Wisconsin’s Class of 2017 on the ACT college entrance exam.
The latest records show the average score on the exam was 20.5 for the second year in a row.
That’s behind the national average of 21.0 but it was the third highest among the 17 states where all graduates were tested, behind only Minnesota and Colorado.
Fifty-nine percent of graduates met the English college readiness benchmark. That number is 42 percent for reading 39 percent for math and 37 percent for science.
Wisconsin’s average scores are down from previous years because the state started requiring all 11th graders to take the ACT in 2015, not just those heading for college.