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North Carolina’s high school class of 2013 scored last in the nation on the ACT, the test billed as the state’s new measure of college readiness.
North Carolina is one of only nine states that require every high school junior to take the ACT; in many states, it is taken only by students who plan to go to college. The results, released Wednesday by ACT Inc., show North Carolina scored lowest of all states in the average composite score across four subjects – English, reading, mathematics and science.