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District 196 students scored higher than the state and national averages on the ACT college admissions test in 2017, according to results released Sept. 7.

The average composite score for District 196 students was 23.1 out of a possible 36. The district average increased 0.1 points from last year and is 2.1 points higher than the national average of 21.0 and 1.6 points higher than the Minnesota average of 21.5, which was highest among the 17 states that offer the ACT to all students (see table).

Since 2015, Minnesota law requires that all high school juniors have an opportunity to take the ACT Plus Writing test during school. In District 196, 2,033 students had taken the ACT at least once by the end of the 2016-17 school year.

The 2017 average composite scores for individual District 196 high schools are as follows:

  • Apple Valley High School – 21.2
  • Eagan High School – 24.4
  • Eastview High School – 23.8
  • Rosemount High School – 23.1
  • School of Environmental Studies – 23.4

ACT Average Composite Scores, 2008-2017

Year

District 196 State

National

2017

23.1 21.5 21.0

2016

23.0 21.1

20.8

2015

24.4 22.7

21.0

2014

24.1 22.9

21.0

2013

24.0 23.0

20.9

2012

24.1 22.8

21.1

2011

24.0 22.9

21.1

2010

24.0 22.9

21.0

2009

23.9

22.7

21.1

2008 23.8 22.6

21.1

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