News - - Wisconsin has held onto its No. 2 spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam.

The state’s high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36, ranking just behind Minnesota among states where significant numbers of students take the test.

“Our 2014 graduates did a fine job on the ACT,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “Their efforts, along with support from their teachers and parents, have resulted in statewide ACT scores that are second in the nation among ACT-taking states.”

“Business and industry leaders have told us that to be college-ready is to be career-ready,” said Evers. “We want our students to pursue rigorous coursework so they are prepared for the next steps after high school graduation, whether that is further study at a two- or four-year college or university or training with apprenticeship programs, military service, or the workforce.”

Ken Notes: I hope we can convince Tony of the value of apprenticeship in the senior or even junior years of high school... Many forgo the training they need to quickly enter the workforce after high school. As time goes on it becomes more and more difficult to return to school or find an apprenticeship program to  get the best jobs. We clearly have the proof that they are qualified. Use the "Share" option to share this article with your linked in associates - good news is good for business...

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