Table 3   Table 4

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

English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite
Males          (N=437293)
   Average 20.0 21.4 21.1 21.5 21.1
   Standard Deviation 5.5 5.2 6.1 4.8 4.9
Females      (N=577828)
   Average 20.9 20.2 21.6 20.6 20.9
   Standard Deviation 5.5 4.7 5.9 4.2 4.6
Percentages of Students in Test Score Intervals
English Mathematics Reading Science Reasoning Composite
Score Interval M FM FM FM F M F
33-36 1 2 2 1 4 5 2 1 1 1
28-32 9 11 12 7 12 13 9 5 10 8
24-27 17 20 20 17 18 20 22 18 20 20
20-23 25 26 23 23 23 24 32 35 29 31
16-19 27 24 31 37 21 20 26 31 27 29
1-15 22 16 12 15 21 18 9 11 13 12

 

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 Graduates1019053 20.5 5.5 20.7 5.0 21.4 6.0 21.04.5 21.0 4.7
College Core
E4, M3, SS3, NS3 615545 21.6 5.3 21.8 4.9 22.4 5.9 21.9 4.4 22.0 4.5
In Between 262286 19.2 5.3 19.2 4.5 20.1 5.8 19.9 4.3 19.7 4.4
E4, M2, SS2, NS2 105251 17.5 5.3 18.1 4.4 18.8 5.7 18.9 4.3 18.5 4.4
No Response 35971 19.6 5.9 20.3 5.1 20.5 6.4 20.2 4.7 20.2 4.9
HS GPA Ranges
3.50 - 4.00 343464 24.0 4.9 24.1 4.7 24.7 5.6 23.6 4.2 24.2 4.2
3.00 - 3.49 272854 20.2 4.7 20.3 4.2 21.0 5.4 20.8 3.9 20.7 3.9
2.50 - 2.99 181601 18.1 4.6 18.3 3.6 19.0 5.1 19.2 3.8 18.8 3.6
2.00 - 2.49 96852 16.6 4.4 17.1 3.1 17.6 4.8 18.0 3.7 17.4 3.4
1.99 & below 27386 15.4 4.2 16.3 2.8 16.5 4.6 17.1 3.5 16.4 3.2

Return to the 1999 ACT National Score Report Index