For the eighth straight year, Washington kids have scored above the national average on the American College Test (ACT).
According to a press release from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington students finished with the ninth highest composite score with a 22.8.
One out of every five high school seniors from the class of 2011 took the test, which measures college and career readiness. The exam is primarily used in the college admissions process.
Superintendent Randy Dorn said of the results, "The trend for our students on national assessments continues to be encouraging. The students who stay in school through 12th grade and think about their future perform at a high level on these tests."