A record number of Wisconsin students took the ACT last year, but that may have driven down average scores.
Wisconsin students earned a composite score on the college admission test of 22.1, down from 22.3 the year before. The drop comes as a record number of high school graduates took the ACT, with nearly 48,000 participating.
Wisconsin ranked third in the nation for test scores, tying with Nebraska and coming in behind Minnesota and Iowa.
State Superintendent Tony Evers says the overall results show a continued stable trend, even with more students taking the ACT.
The ACT measures college readiness with questions covering English, math, reading, and science. Students can earn a maximum score of 36.