by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
According to ACT scores released today, only 18 percent of North Carolina high school students met college readiness benchmarks in English, reading, math, and science. And since 2014, North Carolina’s composite ACT score has barely budged and remains below the national average.
According to Education Week, the national average math score is the lowest score in 20 years.
Here is a hard-to-read screenshot of the report: