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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= 58410) (n= 5332) (n= 452100) (n= 21260) (n=23017) (n= 8911)
English 17.5 19.8 22.4 18.7 21.3 20.0
Usage/Mech 8.5 9.7 11.4 9.2 10.9 10.0
Rhet Skills 9.0 10.3 11.5 9.6 10.8 10.3
Mathematics 17.7 20.0 22.3 19.8 23.8 20.7
Pre/Elem-Alg 9.0 10.5 12.1 10.4 12.6 11.0
Alg/Crd-Geom 8.7 9.7 11.0 9.7 11.9 10.2
Plane Geom/Trig 8.6 10.3 11.4 10.1 12.2 10.5
Reading 17.9 20.8 23.1 19.8 21.9 20.9
Soc Stu/Sci 8.8 10.4 11.7 9.8 11.0 10.3
Arts/Literature 9.1 10.7 12.0 10.3 11.3 11.0
Sci Reasoning 18.0 20.5 22.5 19.7 21.9 20.5
Composite 17.9 20.4 22.7 19.6 22.3 20.7

African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Cuban
Average
Less Than Core (n= 42061) (n= 4782) (n= 260036) (n= 15753) (n= 8856) (n= 5002)
English 15.0 16.7 19.6 16.2 18.6 17.0
Usage/Mech 6.9 7.9 9.6 7.7 9.2 8.1
Rhet Skills 7.8 8.7 10.1 8.4 9.5 8.8
Mathematics 15.9 17.1 19.4 17.3 21.1 17.8
Pre/Elem-Alg 7.5 8.4 10.1 8.5 10.9 8.9
Alg/Crd-Geom 7.7 8.2 9.4 8.4 10.5 8.6
Plane Geom/Trig 7.7 8.7 9.9 8.8 10.9 9.0
Reading 16.0 18.1 20.5 17.6 19.4 18.3
Soc Stu/Sci 7.8 9.0 10.3 8.7 9.8 9.0
Arts/Literature 7.9 9.1 10.5 8.9 9.8 9.4
Sci Reasoning 16.4 18.2 20.3 17.8 19.9 18.2
Composite 16.0 17.6 20.1 17.4 19.9 17.9
No Response (n= 3461) (n= 716) (n= 19889) (n= 1244) (n= 1378) (n= 1160)

African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Cuban
Average
Total Group (n= 103932) (n= 10830) (n= 732025) (n= 38257) (n= 33251) (n= 15073)
English 16.4 18.1 21.3 17.6 20.5 18.8
Usage/Mech 7.8 8.8 10.7 8.6 10.4 9.3
Rhet Skills 8.5 9.4 11.0 9.1 10.5 9.7
Mathematics 16.9 18.5 21.3 18.7 23.1 19.6
Pre/Elem-Alg 8.3 9.4 11.4 9.6 12.1 10.2
Alg/Crd-Geom 8.3 9.0 10.4 9.1 11.5 9.6
Plane Geom/Trig 8.3 9.5 10.9 9.5 11.9 10.0
Reading 17.1 19.3 22.1 18.8 21.2 19.8
Soc Stu/Sci 8.4 9.7 11.2 9.3 10.7 9.8
Arts/Literature 8.6 9.8 11.4 9.7 10.9 10.3
Sci Reasoning 17.3 19.3 21.7 18.9 21.3 19.6
Composite 17.1 18.9 21.7 18.6 21.7 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 14137 20.4 2803 22.3 272218 24.5 10057 21.3 15147 24.1 3514 23.0
3.00 - 3.49 26292 17.9 2749 19.1 197819 21.2 11578 18.6 8954 20.5 4168 19.9
2.50 - 2.99 27132 16.5 1982 17.6 122681 19.4 7861 17.3 4263 18.6 3208 18.2
2.00 - 2.49 19077 15.5 1265 16.4 61946 18.1 3755 16.4 1680 17.3 1554 16.9
1.99 & Below 6007 14.8 492 15.9 16708 17.0 1045 16.0 458 16.4 418 15.8
College GPA Predicted by Student
3.5 - 4.0 13426 20.2 1893 23.0 191579 25.1 7132 21.8 12574 24.5 3637 22.9
3.0 - 3.4 36194 17.8 3830 19.5 290724 21.7 15335 18.9 12140 20.8 5986 19.6
2.5 - 2.9 26583 16.3 2408 17.7 135615 19.4 8594 17.3 4338 18.5 2768 17.7
2.0 - 2.4 16524 15.2 1400 16.0 60064 17.7 3945 15.9 1669 17.0 1182 16.1
1.9 & Below 4096 14.4 470 14.8 12279 16.7 857 15.2 456 16.0 257 15.2
High School Rank
Top Quarter 24769 19.5 3841 21.4 322799 24.2 13101 21.0 16275 24.2 5184 22.3
2nd Quarter 37291 16.9 3662 18.2 239176 20.3 13147 17.9 9567 19.6 5043 18.7
Bottom Half 31728 15.6 2274 16.5 117107 18.3 8718 16.5 4821 17.7 3155 17.0

 

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

Reference Group Number of Students English Math Social Studies Natural Science HS GPA
Male389714 3.09 2.99 3.26 3.103.11
Female 529376 3.353.073.373.213.25
African American 92645 2.892.643.002.842.85
Caucasian 671372 3.283.093.373.21 3.24
Other Minority99280 3.233.063.313.163.19
Missing/Prefer Not to Respond 58860 3.232.993.323.153.17
Total 922157 3.233.033.323.17 3.19

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