Suddenly, Everyone Is Taking the ACT Exam

More Oklahoma high school students than ever are taking the ACT college-readiness exam before graduation, which reflects a major push intended to place more students on the path to a fouryear college degree.

Newly released data shows that in 2017, Oklahoma had the largest gain of any state in the percentage of ACT-tested graduates and, for the first time, reached 100 percent of graduating seniors tested, as measured by statistical projections for number of graduates. The number of students taking the exam increased from 32,854 in 2016 to 42,405 in 2017, according to data released by ACT Inc. Thursday.

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