Massachusetts high school seniors tied this year for the nation's highest average score on the ACT, a standardized test akin to the SAT that measures college and career readiness.
The average score for public and private school graduates in Massachusetts and Connecticut was 24.4 out of 36, the highest in the nation and more than three points higher than the national average. The results were released Wednesday by the ACT.
"I congratulate our Commonwealth's students, who continue to lead the country in academic achievement and college readiness," said Governor Charlie Baker in a statement.
Just over half of Massachusetts students met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, well above the national average of 28 percent. The benchmarks represent the level of achievement for students in English, math, reading and science. Read More →