SC releases ACT test scores

BEAUFORT CO, SC (WTOC) - ACT scores of South Carolina students were released Tuesday.

The state's high schools made gains in composite scores from 2009 to 2010, according to data from the South Carolina Dept. of Education.

The Beaufort County School District's overall ACT composite score was 20.7, which exceeded the state's composite score of 19.7. Beaufort High School surged from 18.6 in 2009 to 20.3 in English this year, according to the school district.

"We provide practice on both the ACT and SAT for students so they will be prepared for which ever college admissions test best showcases their abilities," said District Superintendent Dr. Valerie Truesdale in a statement.

A record 17,342 public high school graduates in SC took the ACT for 2010, up from 12,159 in 2006.

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