Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Department of Education announced for the ninth year in a row, Minnesota students topped the nation in ACT scores.
This year, 76% of Minnesota's high school seniors took the ACT test.
In 2015 all Minnesota juniors will take the ACT, free of charge, as part of new graduation requirements approved by the 2013 Legislature.
"I congratulate Minnesota students, teachers, and administrators on this tremendous accomplishment. These nation–leading scores demonstrate to the entire country the academic ability of Minnesota students," Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said.
"Minnesota students understand the importance of the ACT and are motivated to score well. That is why we have been top of the nation for almost a decade," Education Commissioner, Brenda Cassellius, said.