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Should All KS Students Take the ACT?

Kansas-State-Department-of-EducationShould all Kansas students be required to take the ACT college readiness exam? That's what some officials are wondering. Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker says she talked to Governor Sam Brownback recently about the topic. She told the Board of Education this week that there are some benefits to having more students take the test.

But DeBacker says some students have no desire to take the ACT and including them will likely bring down the state’s composite score on the test. ACT scores in Kansas are down slightly this year but are still above the national average. The Kansas composite score went from 21.9 to 21.8.

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