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Georgia students improve ACT scores
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ATLANTA - The percentage of U.S. high school graduates meeting all four of ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks increased slightly in 2009 as the pool of students taking the preparatory test continued to expand.

The not-for-profit ACT's newly released annual grad class report on college readiness found the percentage of graduates ready to earn at least a "C'' or higher in first-year college courses in all four subject areas tested on the ACT - English, math, reading and science - increased from 22 percent in 2008 to 23 percent in 2009.

In Georgia, of 40 percent of graduates tested, 20.6 percent were ready to earn a "C'' or higher in all four subjects. Georgia students performed their best in reading, scoring a 20.9 average ACT reading score.

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