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Amarillo ISD: ACT scores outpace Texas for another year
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Amarillo Independent School District is reporting that its 2017 scores on a major college entrance exam outpace state averages.

Average scores for AISD students taking the American College Test, or ACT, best state averages for a third-consecutive year, according to the district.

2017 ACT Scores
 Amarillo ISDTexas

(Source: AISD)

Results for the ACT, along with SAT scores, are used to help determine whether students are accepted into college.

The most recent available data show that of Texas students who graduated in 2015, about 214,000, or 68.3 percent, took the ACT, SAT or both tests – up 2 percent from the Class of 2014, according to the Texas Education Agency.

The percentage of Texas high school students taking the exam has trended upward during the past decade.



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