Iowa students continue to earn the second highest average ACT scores in the nation during 2010, according to results released by ACT. This year also saw an increase in the number of students in Iowa who took the test compared to 2009.
The average ACT composite score for Iowa students this year was 22.2, compared to the national average score of 21. Iowa’s average score is the second highest in the nation among states testing a majority of their graduating seniors. While Iowa’s average score is slightly lower than last year’s state-wide composite score of 22.4, the national average is also slightly lower than last year’s average of 21.1. Minnesota is first in the nation with an average score of 22.9 out of a possible 36.