The 1998 ACT High School Profile Report — National Data

Table 2: ACT Subscores, Distributions, and Cumulative Percentiles


Usage/Mechanics Rhetorical Skills Social Studies/Science Arts/Literature
Sub Score Number Percent at or Below Number Percent at or Below Number Percent at or Below Number Percent at or Below
18 11114 99 5260 99 18287 99 34739 99
17 25285 99 18826 99 34087 98 60339 97
16 41998 96 24706 98 41830 95 62536 90
15 54503 92 50639 95 48931 91 71258 84
14 63385 87 64132 90 59804 86 69248 77
13 74171 80 87792 84 76373 80 79707 70
12 75691 73 114406 75 101903 72 92372 62
11 91880 65 124016 63 107501 62 89264 53
10 110305 56 113914 51 131467 51 95067 44
9 91223 45 137511 39 107813 38 77707 34
8 120492 36 112727 26 87217 27 68219 26
7 84468 24 66591 14 76093 18 58831 20
6 64311 15 41039 7 46707 10 58982 14
5 48284 9 22479 3 29390 6 37372 8
4 26629 4 7179 1 15637 3 22273 4
3 8587 1 3096 1 7405 1 10631 2
2 2416 1 635 1 3033 1 5669 1
1 297 1 91 1 1561 1 825 1
Average 10.2 10.5 10.6 11.2
Standard Deviation 3.5 2.9 3.4 3.8
 
Pre/Elem Algebra Alg/Crd-Geom Pln Geom/Trig
Sub Score Number Percent at or Below Number Percent at or Below Number Percent at or Below
18 36912 99 13873 99 17467 99
17 42407 96 2944 99 328 98
16 25648 92 22864 98 37498 98
15 57867 89 30858 96 59388 94
14 76185 84 74763 93 73224 88
13 90775 76 77564 85 97615 81
12 74452 67 88221 78 87429 71
11 111951 59 133779 69 98858 63
10 103612 48 132148 55 157995 53
9 120679 38 154407 42 145133 37
8 93283 26 110542 26 101091 22
7 74446 16 62616 15 44532 12
6 43299 9 28221 9 34682 7
5 28308 4 31693 6 18120 4
4 11102 2 20216 3 8423 2
3 2891 1 4969 1 6123 1
2 1130 1 3044 1 5392 1
1 92 1 2317 1 1741 1
Average 10.9 10.2 10.7
Standard Deviation 3.4 3.0 3.0
Number of students = 995039

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