Average ACT composite scores continue downward trend in Louisiana


Louisiana Department of Education

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Around 98% of students in the Class of 2021 took the ACT in Louisiana.

That means over 50,100 students received test scores.

The Louisiana Department of Education has compiled those scores and determined that the average ACT Composite score went down in 2021.

Here are what the average ACT Composite scores look like over the last three years:

  • 2019: 18.8
  • 2020: 18.7
  • 2021: 18.4

“Our students have faced extraordinary challenges over the last two school years,” said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley. “More than ever, we must empower Louisiana students with the necessary resources and opportunities to assist them in reaching their full academic potential.”

The Louisiana Department of Education is looking for answers and one way involves a study conducted by LSU.

LDOE says LSU will “conduct a study of the alignment between the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and the Louisiana Student Standards.”

LDOE is providing a breakdown of The Louisiana ACT NOW Program here.

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