More students taking ACT

A growing number of local high school students are taking a college entrance exam that includes questions about science, and the results show that local students need more help in that subject.

About 36 percent of Johnson County’s 1,734 graduates took the ACT exam in 2013, which was up from about 34 percent of 2012 graduates. The percentage of graduates tested went up at Center Grove, Greenwood and Whiteland high schools. At Center Grove, 56 percent of the 2013 graduates took the exam, which was the highest rate ever, guidance director Pam Price said.

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