# The 1998 ACT High School Profile Report — National Data

## Table 3: Average ACT Scores and Standard Deviations for Males and Females

Males (N=430724)   Females (N=564315)

 English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite Average 19.9 21.5 21.1 21.8 21.2 Standard Deviation 5.4 5.3 6.2 4.9 4.9 Average 20.8 20.2 21.6 20.6 20.9 Standard Deviation 5.4 4.8 5.9 4.3 4.6 Percentages of Students in Test Score Intervals English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite Score Interval M F M F M F M F M F 28-36 9 11 16 9 17 17 13 7 12 9 23-27 23 27 25 21 23 25 29 25 26 26 18-22 33 33 33 35 30 31 39 44 37 40 1-17 35 29 27 35 31 27 19 24 25 25

## Table 4: Average ACT Scores for Different Patterns of Academic Preparation

S.D. = Standard Deviation

 English Mathematics Reading Sci Reasoning Composite Reference Groups Number Ave. S.D. Ave. S.D. Ave. S.D. Ave. S.D. Ave. S.D. All Graduates 995039 20.4 5.4 20.8 5.1 21.4 6.0 21.1 4.6 21.0 4.7 College Core E4, M3, SS3, NS3 606406 21.5 5.2 22.0 5.0 22.4 5.9 22.0 4.5 22.1 4.6 In Between 256498 19.1 5.2 19.2 4.6 20.1 5.8 20.0 4.3 19.7 4.4 E4, M2, SS2, NS2 97808 17.2 5.0 17.9 4.4 18.5 5.6 18.8 4.3 18.2 4.3 No Response 34327 19.4 5.7 20.2 5.2 20.5 6.4 20.4 4.8 20.3 5.0 HS GPA Ranges 3.50 - 4.00 329613 23.9 4.8 24.3 4.8 24.8 5.6 23.8 4.4 24.3 4.2 3.00 - 3.49 267981 20.2 4.6 20.4 4.3 21.1 5.4 20.9 4.0 20.8 3.9 2.50 - 2.99 186355 18.1 4.5 18.4 3.7 19.1 5.1 19.3 3.8 18.9 3.6 2.00 - 2.49 101787 16.6 4.3 17.2 3.2 17.6 4.9 18.2 3.6 17.5 3.4 1.99 & below 29529 15.5 4.1 16.3 2.9 16.5 4.7 17.3 3.5 16.5 3.2