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ACT ASPIRE RESULTS: On test, 68% hit mark in English

Takers of new Aspire exam less successful in other areas

By Cynthia Howell

This article was originally published July 10, 2016 at 5:34 a.m. Updated July 11, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

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Denise Airola, director of the Office for Innovation in Education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a consultant to the Education Department.

The 2016 ACT Aspire Arkansas results.

Arkansas Education commissioner Johnny Key speaks at a school board meeting October 8, 2015 in Little Rock.



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Well over half of Arkansas students who took state-required ACT Aspire exams for the first time this spring met or exceeded desired achievement levels in English, putting them on pace to score well on college-entrance exams in 11th or 12th grades.

The 2016 ACT Aspire Arkansas results.

Arkansas Education commissioner Johnny Key speaks at a school board meeting October 8, 2015 in Little Rock.



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Jackabbott says... July 10, 2016 at 9:41 a.m.

Maybe things have changed but I always thought any grade under 70-75% was failing.

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