From The Chicago Tribune: Almost a third of Illinois’ high school Class of 2012 scored too low on the ACT college-entrance exam to be considered ready for key college classes, according to data released Wednesday. Despite some improvements, the results were troubling to some educators, while others considered the information a flawed method for judging how well students will fare if they go to college. Overall, the average ACT score for Illinois public and private school graduates, also released Wednesday, remained the same in 2012, at 20.9. Likewise, the national average remained 21.1. The maximum score is 36.