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District 196 students outscore state and national ACT averages

District 196 students scored higher than the state and national averages on the ACT college admissions test in 2019, according to results released Oct. 30.

The average composite score for District 196 students is 23.0 out of a possible 36. The district average is 2.3 points higher than the national average of 20.7 and 1.6 points higher than the Minnesota average of 21.4, which is highest among the 17 states where more than 95 percent of all students took the test.

Since 2016, Minnesota law requires that all high school juniors have an opportunity to take a college entrance exam during the school day. In District 196, 2,089 students in the graduating class of 2019 took the ACT at least once.

The 2019 average composite scores for individual District 196 high schools are as follows:

  • Apple Valley High School – 20.6
  • Eagan High School – 24.7
  • Eastview High School – 23.8
  • Rosemount High School – 22.7
  • School of Environmental Studies – 22.0

 

ACT Average Composite Scores, 2009-19

Year District 196 State National
2019 23.0 21.4 20.7
2018 23.1 21.3 20.8
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

*In 2016, all high school juniors in Minnesota began taking the ACT during the school day.