A-C-T released its annual report on how well the students who take the organization's college entrance exam are prepared for higher education. A-C-T spokesman, Scott Gomer, says Iowa students in the Class of 2012 are above the national averages in readiness for English, reading, science and math.
The percentage of students prepared for college science courses is the lowest of all four. That's something Gomer says the state is trying to address.
Gomer says 79-percent met the English benchmark four years ago compared to 77 now, the math scores increased from 50 to 51-percent, reading dropped from 63 to 62-percent.