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Nebraska girls outscored boys in overall ACT scores

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(AP) — Girls outscored boys overall on Nebraska’s ACT exam, according to last year’s state test results.

Nebraska administered the standardized college admissions test to every junior in the state’s public schools last year.

“The gender gap has been closing, which is excellent,”  ~Wendy Smith, associate director of the University of Nebraska’s Center for Science

Girls earned an average composite score of 19.6 on the 36-point exam last year, while boys scored an average 19.1, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Girls matched boys in science and surpassed them in reading and English.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS:  Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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