# The 1998 ACT High School Profile Report — National Data

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

 Numbers and Percentages of Scores in Four Intervals Score Intervals English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % 28-36 102798 10 117923 12 168598 17 92693 9 102088 10 23-27 248683 25 227721 23 239540 24 265587 27 261527 26 18-22 330452 33 336694 34 304318 31 416780 42 382911 38 1-17 313106 31 312701 31 282583 28 219979 22 248513 25 Mean 20.4 20.8 21.4 21.1 21.0 Standard Deviation 5.4 5.1 6.0 4.6 4.7 Number of Students = 995039 % = Percent at or Below English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % 36 844 99 3174 99 6603 99 3834 99 71 99 35 1478 99 492 99 11451 99 1606 99 664 99 34 4159 99 3379 99 16095 98 4044 99 2141 99 33 5760 99 4895 99 13651 97 5867 99 4788 99 32 5774 99 13778 99 10967 95 2684 98 8414 99 31 8969 98 17052 97 23296 94 13090 98 13181 98 30 22797 97 23327 96 20636 92 16617 97 18937 97 29 24401 95 26697 93 23101 90 20672 95 23231 95 28 28616 93 25129 91 42798 87 24279 93 30661 93 27 42874 90 39285 88 34836 83 27830 91 37945 90 26 42254 85 45126 84 41790 80 41853 88 44878 86 25 47733 81 48641 80 41652 75 60927 84 52613 81 English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % 24 60064 76 45637 75 69958 71 58891 78 60173 76 23 55758 70 49032 70 51304 64 76086 72 65918 70 22 54279 65 51967 65 65746 59 78439 64 71751 63 21 65487 59 50636 60 59440 52 84468 56 76737 56 20 74552 53 70222 55 61170 46 83965 48 79750 49 19 69991 45 78189 48 72618 40 82623 39 78541 41 18 66143 38 85680 40 45344 33 87285 31 76132 33 17 62963 31 89009 31 52632 28 73355 22 67875 25 16 61395 25 84547 22 44939 23 47218 15 58848 18 15 46044 19 60989 14 38348 19 40555 10 48449 12 14 39849 14 44023 8 41665 15 21447 6 35845 7 13 33502 10 22109 3 41130 11 18637 4 22517 4 English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number % 12 24459 7 9045 1 32507 6 8806 2 10682 2 11 20358 5 2207 1 17088 3 5864 1 3270 1 10 11711 2 544 1 8309 1 2740 1 764 1 9 7579 1 136 1 3023 1 837 1 196 1 8 3614 1 42 1 1325 1 332 1 47 1 7 1189 1 23 1 932 1 117 1 11 1 6 297 1 8 1 356 1 45 1 7 1 5 101 1 8 1 184 1 16 1 1 1 4 30 1 5 1 69 1 3 1 0 1 3 10 1 4 1 57 1 7 1 1 1 2 5 1 0 1 16 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 1