Nevada: Only 10 percent of students get "high enough" scores on ACT

June 28, 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada continues test scores to see low college readiness State Superintendent Steve Canavero says he was disappointed and frustrated by this year’s ACT test scores. Overall ACT scores in Washoe County fell slightly from 18 to 17.9 points, continuing to decline for the third consecutive year. WCSD's Coral Academy of Science posted the fourth largest decline in the state, falling 1.8 points from 22.4 in to 2016 to 20.6 in 2017. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the average ACT score in Nevada stayed at 17.4 out of 36 points for the third consecutive year. Canavero said Tuesday that those numbers were unacceptable. State officials say only 10 percent of the test takers received scores high enough to consider them college ready under the exam’s standards. … The state hopes to bring the average ACT score up to 20 by 2022.