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

Table 8: High School GPAs and ACT Average Scores by Common Course Sequences
Total Group, Males, and Females .

Total Group

English
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
English
ACT
English
ACT
Composite
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12, Speech 3016353.2721.021.5
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12 5796863.1620.220.9
Less Than 4 Years of English 460692.9618.319.3
No English Course/Grade Information Reported 31911 -.--19.020.0
Mathematics
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Math
ACT
Math
ACT
Composite
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Calc 610543.5125.224.7
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Other Adv. Math 932803.2122.422.7
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig 1083673.0320.721.2
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Other Adv. Math 916153.0020.621.1
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom 1986042.5617.818.8
Other Combinations of 3 or More Years Math 2546173.2923.122.9
Less Than 3 Years of Math 1179872.3116.217.1
No Math Course/Grade Information Reported 33777-.--19.719.8
Social Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Social Science
ACT
Reading
ACT
Composite
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt, Other Hist 289093.3322.221.7
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt 692363.1921.321.0
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Soc Sci 6836243.3021.621.2
Less Than 3 Years of Soc Sci 1442763.1020.320.0
No Soc Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 33256-.--20.219.9
Natural Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Natural Science
ACT
Science Reas.
ACT
Composite
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 2804623.3622.822.8
Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1037603.3023.724.0
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry 3002083.0220.320.1
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Nat Sci 263273.0821.020.7
Less Than 3 Years of Nat Sci 2151072.7918.918.5
No Nat Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 33437-.--20.219.9

Table 8 - High School GPA and ACT Average Scores by Common Course Sequences for Males

English
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
English
ACT
English
ACT
Composite
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12, Speech 1283663.1220.621.8
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12 2503123.0019.821.1
Less Than 4 Years of English 226042.8017.919.4
No English Course/Grade Information Reported 17767 -.--18.619.9
Mathematics
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Math
ACT
Math
ACT
Composite
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Calc 280113.4826.024.9
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Other Adv. Math 357613.1323.122.8
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig 448372.9521.321.2
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Other Adv. Math 346722.9221.221.1
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom 798892.4718.218.7
Other Combinations of 3 or More Years Math 1246473.2523.823.2
Less Than 3 Years of Math 525842.2716.617.1
No Math Course/Grade Information Reported 18648-.--20.119.8
Social Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Social Science
ACT
Reading
ACT
Composite
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt, Other Hist 143813.2521.821.7
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt 331433.1321.121.1
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Soc Sci 2869693.2521.521.4
Less Than 3 Years of Soc Sci 660253.0320.120.2
No Soc Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 18531-.--19.919.9
Natural Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Natural Science
ACT
Science Reas.
ACT
Composite
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1360113.3223.623.1
Biology, Chemistry, Physics 469563.2524.524.3
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry 1123502.8920.620.0
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Nat Sci 145923.0421.620.9
Less Than 3 Years of Nat Sci 904992.6919.018.3
No Nat Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 18641-.--20.419.9

Table 8 - High School GPA and ACT Average Scores by Common Course Sequences for Females

English
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
English
ACT
English
ACT
Composite
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12, Speech 1732693.3821.321.3
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12 3293743.2820.620.8
Less Than 4 Years of English 234653.1218.619.2
No English Course/Grade Information Reported 14144 -.--19.620.0
Mathematics
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Math
ACT
Math
ACT
Composite
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Calc 330433.5424.624.5
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Other Adv. Math 575193.2622.022.6
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig 635303.0820.321.1
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Other Adv. Math 569433.0620.321.1
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom 1187152.6117.518.9
Other Combinations of 3 or More Years Math 1299703.3222.322.7
Less Than 3 Years of Math 654032.3515.917.1
No Math Course/Grade Information Reported 15129-.--19.319.9
Social Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Social Science
ACT
Reading
ACT
Composite
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt, Other Hist 145283.4022.621.8
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt 360933.2621.520.9
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Soc Sci 3966553.3421.721.0
Less Than 3 Years of Soc Sci 782513.1520.419.9
No Soc Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 14725-.--20.620.0
Natural Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Natural Science
ACT
Science Reas.
ACT
Composite
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1444513.4022.122.5
Biology, Chemistry, Physics 568043.3423.023.7
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry 1878583.0920.120.2
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Nat Sci 117353.1320.220.4
Less Than 3 Years of Nat Sci 1246082.8718.818.7
No Nat Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 14796-.--19.820.0

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