2000 National and State Scores

Table 10   Table 11

Table 10: Average ACT Composite Scores by Career Cluster


Plan on 2 years or less of College
Reference Group Total Core
or More
Less Than
Core
Males Females
No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg.
Business Cont (02-03) 5268 16.9 1877 17.7 3354 16.4 1052 17.1 4196 16.8
Business Oper (04-05) 8162 17.2 2592 18.2 5503 16.8 3369 17.2 4758 17.3
Technical (06-07) 13866 17.4 4446 18.7 9252 16.9 9479 17.5 4340 17.3
Science (08-09) 7952 18.1 2768 19.2 5046 17.5 4174 18.2 3747 18.0
Arts (10-11) 4211 18.1 1498 19.1 2656 17.4 1188 18.3 3006 17.9
Social Service (12-01) 4237 17.3 1503 18.2 2684 16.8 1032 17.2 3187 17.3
Other *   17059 17.1 5925 18.0 10845 16.6 6997 17.1 9998 17.1
Total   60755 17.4 20609 18.4 39340 16.9 27291 17.5 33232 17.3
 
Plan on 4 years or more of College
Reference Group Total Core
or More
Less Than
Core
Males Females
No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg. No. Avg.
Business Cont (02-03) 105099 20.8 68826 21.5 35364 19.3 34739 21.5 70033 20.4
Business Oper (04-05) 69198 20.7 43290 21.5 25303 19.2 32991 20.7 36000 20.6
Technical (06-07) 96794 21.0 61626 21.9 34192 19.4 62379 21.0 34108 20.9
Science (08-09) 140848 22.5 94916 23.3 44432 21.0 68357 22.8 72020 22.3
Arts (10-11) 107115 22.4 71184 23.1 34828 21.0 32376 22.8 74351 22.3
Social Service (12-01) 105266 21.2 67635 22.0 36588 19.8 29278 21.4 75615 21.2
Other *   266153 21.2 172338 22.0 89015 19.6 116038 21.4 149100 21.0
Total   890473 21.4 5798155 22.2 299722 19.9 376158 21.6 511227 21.3

* Other = Students who had World-of-Work regions that differed from those listed.


Table 11: Percentage Distribution of Planned Educational Majors and Vocational Choices


  Planned Educational Major Male Female Total
  Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite Score
Certainty
(Percent)
(Percent) (Percent) (Percent)
  Very Fairly Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Agriculture Science/Technology 20365 19.1 34 49 3 3 1 1 2 2
Architectural & Env Design 23481 20.8 36 49 3 3 2 2 2 3
Business & Management 106182 20.6 31 52 13 12 9 9 11 10
Business & Office 8150 18.5 27 54 0 1 1 1 1 1
Marketing & Distribution 6518 19.6 27 53 0 1 1 1 1 1
Comm & Comm Technology 41724 21.4 32 51 3 4 5 5 4 5
Community & Personal Services 28273 18.8 43 45 3 4 3 3 3 3
Computer & Info Science 43401 21.3 41 49 8 8 2 2 4 4
Cross-Disciplinary Studies 1095 23.3 20 46 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 56377 20.3 46 43 2 2 9 9 6 6
Teacher Education 35054 20.3 42 46 3 4 4 5 4 4
  Planned Educational Major Male Female Total
  Number
of
Students
Average
ACT
Composite Score
Certainty
(Percent)
(Percent) (Percent) (Percent)
  Very Fairly Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Educ
Major
1st
Voc
Engineering (Pre) 61648 22.6 33 52 12 11 2 2 6 6
Engineer-Related Technology 20042 21.4 33 52 4 5 0 1 2 2
Foreign Languages 3753 23.4 33 47 0 0 1 0 0 0
Health Science & Allied Hlth 179137 20.9 48 43 10 10 25 26 18 20
Human, Family/Cons Sci 8513 18.8 39 45 0 0 1 2 1 1
Letters 7199 24.7 29 52 0 0 1 1 1 1
Mathematics 4273 24.3 26 52 1 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy, Religion, Theology 6915 22.5 45 40 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sciences (Bio and Physical) 48897 23.3 34 50 5 4 5 4 5 4
Social Sciences 84778 21.9 38 48 6 5 11 10 9 8
Trade & Industrial 11848 18.9 42 43 3 4 0 0 1 2
Visual/Performing Arts 59414 21.3 43 43 6 6 6 7 6 6
Undecided 102676 20.9 6 12 12 11 10 8 11 10
No Response to Ed Major 95425
Total Students in Report 1065138  

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