Recently released scores of the ACT College Readiness exam for graduating class 2014 show South Dakota students outpacing much of the nation with an average score of 21.9. The national average ACT score is 21.0. The ACT exam is the focal college entrance exam in South Dakota with 78% of graduates testing. Nationally, 57% of graduates took the ACT exam.
How South Dakota Compares:
- Argus Leader Write-Up
- Average Scores by State
- ACT Profile Report – South Dakota
- The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014 in South Dakota