WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new report shows Kansas students performing about the same on the ACT college entrance exam this year as they did in 2011.
Data released Wednesday for the class of 2012 show the state's composite score was 21.9, compared to 22 the year before. The highest score possible is 36. Nationally, the average score was 21.1.
The percentage of Kansas graduates earning scores indicating readiness for college was highest in English at 73 percent and lowest in science at 35 percent.
Eighty-one percent of Kansas' 2012 graduates took the exam, compared to 79 percent last year.