JACKSON, Miss. – According to the latest ACT scores only 13 percent of Mississippi students are ready for college math, science, english and reading.
That number is up from 12 percent the year before, however the national average is more than twice that at 28 percent.
Mississippi high school graduates made an average score of 19 on the test. The national average is 21.
Last year Mississippi paid $1.3 million for all high school juniors to take the test.