The 1997 ACT High School Profile Report -- National Normative Data

Table 1: Average ACT Scores, Distributions, and Cumulative Percentiles

Numbers and Percentages of Scores in Four Intervals       
Score Intervals
ACT
English
ACT
Mathematics
ACT
Reading
ACT
Sci Reasoning
ACT
Composite
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
28-36 100896 11 104276 11 160125 17 94993 10 96619 10
23-27 239064 25 216887 23 222992 23 249706 26 248595 26
18-22 308217 32 326239 34 309338 32 398174 42 368292 38
1-17 311124 32 311899 33 266846 28 216428 23 245795 26
Mean 20.3 20.6 21.3 21.1 21.0
Standard Deviation 5.4 5.0 6.1 4.7 4.7
Number of Students - 959301

  % = Percent at or Below
ACT
English
ACT
Mathematics
ACT
Reading
ACT
Sci Reasoning
ACT
Composite
Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
36 942 99 2124 99 7178 99 3110 99 74 99
35 1265 99 596 99 11855 99 1219 99 507 99
34 3640 99 2157 99 14848 98 2816 99 1686 99
33 3736 99 5486 99 11109 96 6253 99 4225 99
32 6293 99 8618 99 18058 95 3419 99 7514 99
31 9319 98 14931 98 15795 93 14387 98 12546 99
30 20944 97 18385 96 23638 92 18012 97 18189 97
29 22215 95 25765 95 25390 89 1631995 22453 95
28 32542 93 26214 92 32254 87 29458 93 29425 93
27 36985 89 39227 89 32199 83 27049 90 36566 90
26 43758 86 35599 85 46439 80 42072 87 43142 86
25 48540 81 42702 81 40112 75 58696 83 49628 82
ACT
English
ACT
Mathematics
ACT
Reading
ACT
Sci Reasoning
ACT
Composite
Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
24 50434 76 51446 77 55380 71 50883 77 56428 76
23 59347 71 47913 72 48862 65 71006 71 62831 71
22 52096 65 53569 67 65336 60 76216 64 68668 64
21 61605 59 49843 61 67086 53 82955 56 73951 57
20 69614 53 62587 56 55410 46 63728 47 76064 49
19 59320 45 74034 49 75722 40 90699 41 75899 41
18 65582 39 86206 41 45784 33 84576 31 73710 33
17 60884 32 87508 33 43117 28 62615 23 66658 26
16 52772 26 86593 23 46438 23 61953 16 58016 19
15 51724 21 60358 14 36118 18 33701 10 47970 13
14 43570 15 41218 8 37385 15 22377 6 36100 8
13 32349 11 22050 4 43441 11 16313 4 22729 4
ACT
English
ACT
Mathematics
ACT
Reading
ACT
Sci Reasoning
ACT
Composite
Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
12 26237 7 10518 1 25721 6 9557 2 10403 1
11 21302 5 2676 1 20568 4 6808 1 3020 1
10 12732 2 703 1 8442 1 1759 1 677 1
9 5894 1 149 1 2819 1 820 1 165 1
8 2519 1 75 1 1230 1 330 1 44 1
7 873 1 25 1 865 1 134 1 11 1
6 171 1 13 1 371 1 28 1 1 1
5 77 1 7 1 184 1 19 1 0 1
4 16 1 0 1 81 1 2 1 0 1
3 2 1 6 1 49 1 7 1 0 1
2 0 1 0 1 13 1 0 1 1 1
1 2 1 0 1 4 1 5 1 0 1

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