The 1998 ACT High School Profile Report — National Data

Table 9: Background Information About the Graduating Class


  Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
HS Curriculum or Program
Business Communication/Vocational-Occupational 98649 18.0 10
College Prep 629344 22.1 63
Other or General or No Response 267046 19.6 27
Request Assistance With:
Ed/Occupational Plans 413209 21.2 42
Expressing Ideas in Writing 212196 19.5 21
Reading/Comprehension 284021 19.4 29
Study Skills 401458 19.6 40
Math Skills 387508 19.2 39
Personal Concerns 111896 19.6 11
Expressed Financial Need
Need Financial Aid 785080 21.1 79
Need to Find Work 668371 20.9 67
  Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Special College Programs
Independent Study 406458 21.9 41
Honors Courses 305669 23.7 31
Advanced Placement in College
English 283116 22.9 28
Math 248741 23.4 25
Social Studies 256112 22.8 26
Natural Science 240805 23.1 24
Foreign Language 194762 22.5 20
Maximum Yearly College Tuition
$1000 & Under 50209 17.4 5
$1001 - $2000 69848 18.8 7
$2001 - $4000 140645 20.0 14
$4001 - $7500 152111 21.0 15
$7501 & Over 53784 22.0 5
No Preference 433405 22.1 44
No Response 95037 20.6 10
Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Grade Level When Tested
Sophomore 5760 20.9 1
Junior 339199 22.3 34
Senior 640471 20.4 64
Other/No Response 9609 19.7 1
College Core Preparation
Core or More 606406 22.1 61
Less Than Core 354306 19.3 36
No Response 34327 20.3 3
Racial-Ethnic Background
African American 100537 17.1 10
American Indian 11132 19.0 1
Caucasian 707496 21.7 71
Mexican American 34617 18.5 3
Asian/Pacific American 30988 21.8 3
Other Hispanic 17500 19.6 2
Other 14174 19.6 1
Multi-Racial 13376 21.3 1
Prefer Not to Respond 34640 22.0 3
No Response 30579 20.9 3
Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Estimated Family Income
Less Than $18,000 92562 18.5 9
About $18,000 - $24,000 72612 19.3 7
About $24,000 - $30,000 71992 20.1 7
About $30,000 - $36,000 72517 20.6 7
About $36,000 - $42,000 81148 20.9 8
About $42,000 - $50,000 96919 21.3 10
About $50,000 - $60,000 103054 21.7 10
About $60,000 - $80,000 118463 22.2 12
About $80,000 - $100,000 62297 22.8 6
More Than $100,000 69100 23.5 7
No Response 154375 20.8 16
HS Class Rank
Top Quartile 407059 23.8 41
2nd Quartile 321841 19.7 32
3rd Quartile 158813 17.7 16
4th Quartile 20553 16.7 2
No Response 86773 20.1 9
  Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Educational Degree Aspiration
Vocational-Technical 13092 17.1 1
2 year College Degree 47635 17.4 5
Bachelors Degree 322414 20.1 32
Graduate Study 204032 22.4 21
Professional Level Degree 302488 22.3 30
Other 26714 18.3 3
No Response 78664 20.3 8
Number of Students
Home Schooled 2610 22.8 0
Earned a GED 1100 18.7 0
All Students 995039 21.0 100

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