Junior ACT scores increased across the state
MDE released ACT results for spring 2022 Mississippi Public High School juniors.
Mississippi is one of 15 states that administers the ACT to all high school juniors. The average score for juniors across the state increased from 17.3 in 2021 to 17.4 in 2022.
The percentage of juniors meeting the benchmark scores for all four tested ACT subjects including English, math, reading, and science increased from 8.9 percent in 2021 to 9.3 percent in 2022.
However, the national average ACT score for all public-school students in the class of 2022 was 19.3, down from 19.9 in 2021.