The 1998 ACT High School Profile Report — National Data

Table 8: High School GPAs and ACT Average Scores by Common Course Sequences
Total Group, Males, and Females.


Total Group


English
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
English
ACT
English
ACT
Composite
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12, Speech 318662 3.27 21.0 21.6
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12 593083 3.19 20.3 20.9
Less Than 4 Years of English 48188 2.99 18.3 19.4
No English Course/Grade Information Reported 35106 -.-- 19.4 20.2
Mathematics
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Math
ACT
Math
ACT
Composite
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Calc 60350 3.52 25.2 24.5
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Other Adv Math 98905 3.23 22.5 22.6
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig 104391 3.04 20.7 21.1
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Other Adv Math 98992 3.02 20.5 21.0
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom 199525 2.60 17.8 18.7
Other Combinations of 3 or More Years Math 282849 3.33 23.4 23.1
Less Than 3 Years of Math 112343 2.41 16.4 17.2
No Math Course/Grade Information Reported 37684 -.-- 20.0 20.1
Social Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Social Science
ACT
Reading
ACT
Composite
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt, Other Hist 29095 3.36 22.3 21.9
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt 66968 3.22 21.2 21.0
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Soc Sci 721495 3.35 21.6 21.2
Less Than 3 Years of Soc Sci 140915 3.13 20.2 20.1
No Soc Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 36566 -.-- 20.4 20.2
Natural Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Natural Science
ACT
Science Reas.
ACT
Composite
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 303800 3.39 22.8 22.8
Biology, Chemistry, Physics 108257 3.32 23.5 23.9
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry 309204 3.05 20.3 20.1
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Nat Sci 27747 3.11 20.9 20.7
Less Than 3 Years of Nat Sci 209042 2.84 18.9 18.5
No Nat Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 36989 -.-- 20.3 20.2


Table 8 - High School GPA and ACT Average Scores by Common Course Sequences for Males


English
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
English
ACT
English
ACT
Composite
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12, Speech 133814 3.12 20.6 21.8
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12 254092 3.04 19.8 21.1
Less Than 4 Years of English 23644 2.84 17.9 19.5
No English Course/Grade Information Reported 19174 -.-- 18.8 20.1
Mathematics
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Math
ACT
Math
ACT
Composite
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Calc 27648 3.48 26.0 24.8
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Other Adv. Math 36889 3.15 23.2 22.7
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig 42493 2.97 21.3 21.1
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Other Adv. Math 37181 2.94 21.1 21.0
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom 79234 2.52 18.2 18.6
Other Combinations of 3 or More Years Math 136985 3.29 24.1 23.3
Less Than 3 Years of Math 49923 2.36 16.8 17.1
No Math Course/Grade Information Reported 20371 -.-- 20.4 20.0
Social Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Social Science
ACT
Reading
ACT
Composite
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt, Other Hist 14399 3.29 22.0 22.0
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt 32112 3.16 21.0 21.1
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Soc Sci 299719 3.29 21.4 21.4
Less Than 3 Years of Soc Sci 64514 3.07 20.0 20.3
No Soc Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 19980 -.-- 20.0 20.1
Natural Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Natural Science
ACT
Science Reas.
ACT
Composite
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 145377 3.35 23.5 23.1
Biology, Chemistry, Physics 48378 3.28 24.5 24.3
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry 114072 2.94 20.6 19.9
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Nat Sci 15073 3.07 21.6 21.0
Less Than 3 Years of Nat Sci 87618 2.74 19.1 18.3
No Nat Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 20206 -.-- 20.6 20.1


Table 8 - High School GPA and ACT Average Scores by Common Course Sequences for Females


English
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
English
ACT
English
ACT
Composite
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12, Speech 184848 3.38 21.4 21.4
Eng 9, Eng 10, Eng 11, Eng 12 338991 3.30 20.6 20.8
Less Than 4 Years of English 24544 3.14 18.7 19.3
No English Course/Grade Information Reported 15932 -.-- 20.1 20.3
Mathematics
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Math
ACT
Math
ACT
Composite
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Calc 32702 3.55 24.6 24.4
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig, Other Adv. Math 62016 3.27 22.0 22.6
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Trig 61898 3.09 20.3 21.1
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom, Other Adv. Math 61811 3.07 20.2 21.0
Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom 120291 2.65 17.5 18.8
Other Combinations of 3 or More Years Math 145864 3.37 22.6 22.8
Less Than 3 Years of Math 62420 2.45 16.1 17.2
No Math Course/Grade Information Reported 17313 -.-- 19.6 20.1
Social Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Social Science
ACT
Reading
ACT
Composite
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt, Other Hist 14696 3.42 22.6 21.8
US Hist, World Hist, Am Govt 34856 3.28 21.4 20.8
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Soc Sci 421776 3.38 21.8 21.1
Less Than 3 Years of Soc Sci 76401 3.19 20.4 19.9
No Soc Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 16586 -.-- 20.9 20.3
Natural Science
Course Sequence
Number of
Students
HS
Natural Science
ACT
Science Reas.
ACT
Composite
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 158423 3.43 22.0 22.6
Biology, Chemistry, Physics 59879 3.35 22.8 23.6
Gen Science, Biology, Chemistry 195132 3.12 20.0 20.2
Other Combinations of 3 or More Yrs Nat Sci 12674 3.16 20.2 20.4
Less Than 3 Years of Nat Sci 121424 2.91 18.7 18.7
No Nat Sci Course/Grade Information Reported 16783 -.-- 19.9 20.3

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