Florida’s graduating highschoolers aren’t as prepared for college as their peers around the nation, according to college admissions test results released Wednesday. But, the downward trend isn’t unique to Florida.
A perfect score on the American College Test, or ACT, is a 36. Last year, Florida students averaged a 19.6 -- lower than the national average of close about 21. But, the Florida Department of Education’s policy expert Jane Fletcher pointed out the state’s scores usually trend lower because more kids take the test in Florida than do nationally.