“The national average ACT Composite score for the high school class of 2022 was 19.8, the lowest average score in more than three decades, according to data released today by ACT, the nonprofit organization that administers the college readiness exam. It is the first time since 1991 that the average ACT Composite score was below 20.0… More than 40 percent of seniors meet none of the college-readiness benchmarks as decline in college readiness continues among U.S. high school graduates”