The 1998 ACT High School Profile Report — National Data

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Table 5: Average Racial/Ethnic Group Scores by Level of Academic Preparation


African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Cuban
Average
Core or More (n=56544) (n=5587) (n=444461) (n=19028) (n=22074) (n=10732)
English 17.5 19.7 22.2 18.7 21.3 19.9
Usage/Mech 8.4 9.7 11.3 9.2 10.7 9.9
Rhet Skills 9.1 10.2 11.5 9.6 11.0 10.2
Mathematics 17.7 20.0 22.5 19.8 24.2 20.9
Pre/Elem-Alg 8.9 10.5 12.1 10.3 12.8 11.0
Alg/Crd-Geom 8.7 9.9 11.1 9.7 12.1 10.3
Plane Geom/Trig 8.7 10.3 11.6 10.1 12.5 10.7
Reading 18.1 20.8 23.1 19.7 22.1 21.1
Soc Stu/Sci 8.8 10.4 11.5 9.7 11.0 10.4
Arts/Literature 9.5 10.8 12.1 10.3 11.6 11.1
Sci Reasoning 18.0 20.7 22.6 19.7 22.2 20.6
Composite 17.9 20.4 22.7 19.6 22.6 20.7


African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Cuban
Average
Less Than Core (n=41019) (n=4903) (n=249092) (n=14541) (n=7886) (n=5893)
English 15.1 16.7 19.4 16.2 18.6 16.9
Usage/Mech 7.0 7.9 9.6 7.6 9.1 8.1
Rhet Skills 7.9 8.6 10.0 8.4 9.6 8.7
Mathematics 15.8 17.1 19.4 17.1 21.4 17.8
Pre/Elem-Alg 7.4 8.4 10.1 8.5 11.0 8.8
Alg/Crd-Geom 7.6 8.3 9.5 8.3 10.7 8.7
Plane Geom/Trig 7.8 8.7 10.0 8.7 11.0 9.0
Reading 16.1 18.1 20.4 17.4 19.3 18.1
Soc Stu/Sci 7.9 9.0 10.2 8.5 9.6 8.9
Arts/Literature 8.1 9.1 10.6 8.9 9.8 9.3
Sci Reasoning 16.4 18.3 20.3 17.7 20.1 18.3
Composite 16.0 17.7 20.0 17.2 20.0 17.9
No Response (n=2974) (n=642) (n=13943) (n=1048) (n=1028) (n=875)


African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Cuban
Average
Total Group (n=100537) (n=11132) (n=707496) (n=34617) (n=30988) (n=17500)
English 16.4 18.1 21.2 17.5 20.5 18.7
Usage/Mech 7.7 8.8 10.7 8.5 10.3 9.2
Rhet Skills 8.6 9.4 10.9 9.0 10.6 9.7
Mathematics 16.9 18.6 21.4 18.6 23.4 19.7
Pre/Elem-Alg 8.3 9.4 11.4 9.5 12.3 10.2
Alg/Crd-Geom 8.3 9.0 10.5 9.1 11.7 9.7
Plane Geom/Trig 8.3 9.5 11.0 9.5 12.1 10.1
Reading 17.2 19.4 22.1 18.7 21.3 19.9
Soc Stu/Sci 8.4 9.7 11.0 9.2 10.6 9.8
Arts/Literature 8.9 9.9 11.6 9.7 11.1 10.4
Sci Reasoning 17.3 19.4 21.8 18.8 21.6 19.7
Composite 17.1 19.0 21.7 18.5 21.8 19.6


Table 6: Average Racial/Ethnic Group Composite Scores by Ability Level


African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Cuban
Average
No.Avg. No.Avg. No.Avg. No.Avg. No.Avg. No.Avg.
High School Average
3.50 - 4.00 13421 20.5 2792 22.4 260797 24.6 8774 21.2 14229 24.4 4466 22.9
3.00 - 3.49 24987 18.0 2795 19.4 194454 21.3 10418 18.6 8538 20.7 4926 19.8
2.50 - 2.99 27047 16.6 2326 17.7 126543 19.5 7561 17.3 3997 18.7 3750 18.2
2.00 - 2.49 19575 15.6 1387 16.6 65002 18.2 3596 16.5 1756 17.3 1976 17.0
1.99 & Below 6128 14.9 526 15.7 18250 17.1 1086 15.9 425 16.7 613 16.1
College GPA Predicted by Student
3.5 - 4.0 12673 20.2 1965 22.9 181787 25.3 6117 21.7 11885 24.8 4165 23.0
3.0 - 3.4 34702 17.9 4021 19.7 282634 21.8 13763 18.9 11273 21.0 6985 19.7
2.5 - 2.9 25804 16.4 2433 17.7 136481 19.5 8051 17.2 4166 18.6 3550 17.8
2.0 - 2.4 16893 15.2 1565 16.2 61505 17.8 3846 16.1 1671 17.2 1562 16.2
1.9 & Below 4217 14.4 489 14.9 12859 16.7 825 15.3 404 16.2 343 15.2
High School Rank
Top Quarter 24657 19.4 3979 21.4 316591 24.3 11619 20.9 15644 24.3 6342 22.4
2nd Quarter 36084 16.9 3790 18.3 232035 20.3 12028 17.8 8791 19.8 5986 18.7
Bottom Half 30711 15.7 2473 16.6 116163 18.2 8121 16.5 4421 17.7 3741 17.0


Table 7: High School Academic Area Grade Averages by Gender and Race/Ethnicity


Reference Group Number of Students English Math Socical Studies Natural Science HS GPA
Male 390307 3.06 2.98 3.25 3.09 3.09
Female 524958 3.32 3.06 3.35 3.20 3.23
African American 91158 2.87 2.65 3.00 2.83 2.83
Caucasian 665046 3.26 3.08 3.35 3.20 3.22
Other Minority 98192 3.20 3.05 3.30 3.14 3.17
Missing/Prefer Not to Respond 60869 3.19 2.99 3.30 3.13 3.15
Total 915265 3.21 3.03 3.31 3.15 3.17

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