Table 1: Average ACT Scores, Distributions, and Cumulative Percentages For All Students

Frequencies and Percentages of Scores in Four Intervals
Score Intervals
English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite
Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
33-36 17077 2 12353 1 45506 4 121111 7419 1
28-32 100723 10 96062 9 128675 13 651046 93746 9
24-27 190113 19 18578718 195112 19 20449820 20289920
20-23 261716 26 231704 23 244404 24342478 34 30366530
16-19 25919125 351670 35 20799020 292336 29 286026 28
1-15 19023319 141477 14 19736619 102526 10 125298 12
Mean 20.5 20.7 21.4 21.0 21.0
Standard Deviation 5.5 5.0 6.0 4.5 4.7
Number of Students = 1,019,053

  % = Percent at or Below
English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite
Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
36 754 99 1567 99 6445 99 2176 99 85 99
35 2227 99 1711 9911004 99 1982 99 739 99
34 7319 99 4312 99 13497 98 4606 99 2097 99
33 6777 99 4763 9914560 97 3347 99 4498 99
32 7394 98 10971 99 17439 96 7692 99 7895 99
31 10520 98 16529 98 14092 94 5497 98 12250 98
30 22975 97 19674 96 23161 92 10961 98 18298 97
29 25813 94 21427 94 30402 90 1838196 23350 95
28 34021 92 27461 92 43581 87 22573 95 31953 93
27 40152 88 40661 89 44122 83 38380 92 39264 90
26 41193 85 43624 85 39608 79 46422 89 46708 86
25 50121 80 52230 81 40974 75 53247 84 54802 82
English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite
Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
24 58647 76 49272 76 70408 71 66449 79 62125 76
23 52408 70 49130 71 46290 64 76751 72 67674 70
22 67452 65 62208 66 63526 59 96610 65 74444 64
21 63842 58 54548 60 78778 53 77301 55 79820 56
20 78014 52 65818 55 55810 45 91816 48 81727 48
19 75635 44 78994 48 51180 40 81419 39 79807 40
18 67933 37 95059 41 50636 35 85901 31 77008 33
17 53880 30 91546 31 57930 30 71839 22 69268 25
16 61743 25 86071 22 48244 24 53177 15 59943 18
15 50376 19 66897 14 51141 19 34913 10 48449 12
14 33808 14 44124 7 46246 14 24339 7 35969 8
13 28747 10 18378 3 36427 10 21623 4 23846 4
English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite
Score Number % Number % Number % Number % Number %
12 25267 8 8536 1 35397 6 10392 2 12035 2
11 19446 5 2896 1 16967 3 6246 1 3918 1
10 13041 3 441 1 5853 1 3542 1 859 1
9 11610 2 116 1 3048 1 958 1 173 1
8 5249 1 36 1 1205 1 320 1 31 1
7 1952 1 25 1 522 1 101 1 11 1
6 522 1 12 1 359 1 40 1 4 1
5 169 1 11 1 139 1 29 1 2 1
4 32 1 0 1 27 1 1 1 1 1
3 9 1 4 1 25 1 16 1 0 1
2 3 1 0 1 8 1 0 1 0 1
1 2 1 1 1 2 1 6 1 0 1

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