The 1998 ACT High School Profile Report — National Data

Table 10   Table 11


Table 10: Average ACT Composite Scores by Career Cluster


Plan on 2 years or less of College
Reference Group Total Core
or More
Less Than
Core
Males Females
No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg.
Business Cont (02-03) 5483 16.9 1809 17.8 3622 16.5 920 17.0 4563 16.9
Business Oper (04-05) 8834 17.3 2777 18.5 5965 16.8 3480 17.1 5354 17.4
Technical (06-07) 13713 17.2 4315 18.5 9233 16.7 9199 17.3 4514 17.2
Science (08-09) 7411 18.1 2540 19.2 4775 17.5 3758 18.2 3653 17.9
Arts (10-11) 3512 18.0 1183 19.0 2287 17.5 1017 18.1 2495 18.0
Social Service (12-01) 4158 17.2 1388 18.3 2732 16.6 921 17.2 3237 17.2
Other * 17616 17.1 5805 18.2 11535 16.5 7193 17.1 10423 17.1
Total 60727 17.3 19817 18.5 40149 16.8 26488 17.3 34239 17.3
 
Plan on 4 years or more of College
Reference Group Total Core
or More
Less Than
Core
Males Females
No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg.
Business Cont (02-03) 98913 20.7 64519 21.5 33669 19.1 31161 21.4 67752 20.3
Business Oper (04-05) 67429 20.7 41928 21.6 25002 19.2 31315 20.7 36114 20.7
Technical (06-07) 92380 21.0 59056 22.0 32566 19.3 58700 21.0 33680 21.0
Science (08-09) 126756 22.6 86700 23.4 38908 20.9 62180 22.9 64576 22.4
Arts (10-11) 90127 22.5 60074 23.3 29264 21.0 28589 22.9 61538 22.3
Social Service (12-01) 91938 21.2 59031 22.0 32186 19.7 25314 21.4 66624 21.1
Other * 261391 21.3 172152 22.2 86226 19.6 116192 21.5 145199 21.2
Total 828934 21.5 543460 22.3 277821 19.8 353451 21.7 475483 21.3

* Other = Students who had World-of-Work regions that differed from those listed.


Table 11: Percentage Distribution of Planned Educational Majors and Vocational Choices


Planned Education Major Male Female Total
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite Score
Certainty
(Percent)
(Percent) (Percent) (Percent)
Very Fairly Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Agriculture & Ag Technology 20691 19.4 34 49 4 4 1 1 2 2
Architectural & Env Design 21200 20.9 37 49 3 3 2 2 2 2
Business & Management 103694 20.6 33 52 13 13 10 9 11 11
Business & Office 8643 18.2 30 52 0 0 1 2 1 1
Marketing & Distribution 5919 19.4 28 51 0 0 1 1 1 1
Comm & Comm Technology 37457 21.4 33 50 3 4 5 5 4 4
Community & Personal Services 30317 18.9 44 44 3 4 3 4 3 4
Computer & Info Science 31973 21.4 40 49 6 6 2 2 3 3
Cross-Disciplinary Studies 812 23.0 18 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 52593 20.3 46 43 2 2 8 9 6 6
Teacher Education 36037 20.4 43 45 3 4 4 5 4 5
Planned Education Major Male Female Total
Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite Score
Certainty
(Percent)
(Percent) (Percent) (Percent)
Very Fairly Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Engineering (Pre) 65242 22.8 34 52 13 12 2 2 7 6
Engineer-Related Technology 15880 21.1 31 52 4 4 0 1 2 2
Foreign Languages 3503 23.4 34 48 0 0 1 0 0 0
Health Science & Allied 183804 21.0 49 42 11 12 26 28 20 21
Home Economics 7151 18.8 40 46 0 0 1 1 1 1
Letters 7093 24.7 30 52 1 0 1 1 1 1
Mathematics 3672 24.4 25 52 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy, Religion, Theology 6046 22.4 47 39 1 1 0 0 1 1
Sciences (Bio and Phy) 46385 23.5 33 51 5 4 5 4 5 4
Social Sciences 79170 22.0 38 48 6 5 11 10 9 8
Trade & Industrial 10969 18.8 42 43 3 4 0 0 1 2
Visual/Performing Arts 50203 21.3 44 43 5 6 6 6 5 6
Undecided 91109 20.8 7 12 11 11 9 8 10 9
No Response to Ed Major 75476
Total Students in Report 995039

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