A new report says Illinois students are scoring better on the A.C.T. The report shows the average score for the class of 2008 was 20.7 out of a possible 36. That's up two-tenths of a point from last year.
It's also the highest score since the test became mandatory for the class of 2002. But while the average is higher, black students' scores have been flat for the past five years. The state board of education superintendent says the disparity is a concern, but the report overall is positive.
I only took the A.C.T. once when I was in high school and I wish I had taken it more than that. I didn't do any of those pre-A.C.T. study groups or anything. I think those are a good idea. What will you/are you recommending for your kids? Do you dare tell us what you got on your A.C.T.?