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Statements from Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith on Minnesota ACT Results

Minnesota students achieve nation’s highest ACT scores for 10 straight years

8/26/2015 10:14:43 AM

Minnesota students achieve nation's highest ACT scores for 10 straight years

ST. PAUL, MN - Today, the Minnesota Department of Education announced that Minnesota students have achieved the nation's highest ACT scores for ten straight years. According to the report, Minnesota high school seniors again outperformed their peers among states in which at least 50 percent of graduates took the test. The following are statements from Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith.

Governor Dayton:

"For the tenth straight year, Minnesota students are Number One in the nation on this important exam. I congratulate our students, teachers, and school administrators for this outstanding achievement."

Lt. Governor Smith:

"Minnesota high school seniors have outperformed their peers in other states for a decade. This is great news for Minnesota students and schools, but we need to keep improving to achieve our goal of having the world's best workforce."

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