Lansing ACT scores above state, national averages
Members of the Lansing High School class of 2005, on average, scored higher than their state and national counterparts on the ACT exam, district officials report.
Lansing students taking the college entrance exam scored an average of 22.6, about a point better than the state average of 21.7 and more than a point and a half better than the national average of 20.9. A perfect score is 36.
The 2005 scores were released this week by the ACT organization, based in Iowa City, Iowa, and local districts.
The ACT assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level in four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading and science.
The test is taken by more than 1.2 million students nationwide.
For more on the Lansing scores, pick up the Aug. 25 edition of The Current.