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Published: November 8, 2019


EDUCATION COMMISSIONER PENNY SCHWINN ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THAT A TOTAL OF 63,829 STUDENTS FROM TENNESSEE’S 2019 GRADUATING CLASS TOOK THE A-C-T, EARNING AN AVERAGE COMPOSITE SCORE OF 20. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, THIS REPRESENTS A 98 PERCENT PARTICIPATION RATE, WHICH IS AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN THE STATE. OF THOSE STUDENTS, 41.7 PERCENT EARNED A SCORE OF 21 OR HIGHER, MAKING THEM ELIGIBLE FOR THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP. THE CLASS OF 2019 WAS THE THIRD COHORT TO HAVE ACCESS TO A FREE OPPORTUNITY TO RETAKE THE TEST, SOMETHING TENNESSEE OFFERS STATEWIDE AND IS THE FIRST AND ONLY STATE TO DO SO.