2001 National and State Scores

Table 13: Average ACT Composite Scores by Career Cluster

Parenthesized numbers in the second "Reference Group" column refer to regions on ACT's World-of-Work Map.


Plan on Two 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 Contact(02-03) 4748 16.8 1717 17.7 2983 16.3 978 17.3 3757 16.7
Business Operations(04-05) 7637 17.1 2610 18.0 4919 16.6 3229 17.1 4378 17.1
Technical(06-07) 13362 17.3 4426 18.3 8696 16.8 9157 17.3 4142 17.1
Science(08-09) 8154 18.0 2955 19.0 5038 17.4 4212 18.1 3913 17.9
Arts(10-11) 4071 18.1 1505 19.2 2501 17.5 1195 18.3 2857 18.1
Social Service(12-01) 3995 17.1 1367 18.1 2566 16.7 1010 17.3 2972 17.1
Other* 16629 17.0 5926 17.9 10321 16.5 6911 17.0 9643 17.0
Total 58596 17.3 20506 18.3 37024 16.8 26692 17.4 31662 17.2
Plan on Four 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 Contact(02-03) 101474 20.7 66446 21.4 33780 19.3 33989 21.4 67080 20.4
Business Operations(04-05) 67609 20.6 42310 21.5 24444 19.2 32483 20.7 34876 20.6
Technical(06-07) 96759 20.9 61642 21.8 33723 19.4 62527 21.0 33869 20.8
Science(08-09) 143861 22.4 96451 23.1 45195 20.9 70105 22.7 73218 22.2
Arts(10-11) 106957 22.4 71105 23.1 34272 21.0 31841 22.7 74733 22.3
Social Service(12-01) 105572 21.2 67818 21.9 36193 19.9 29123 21.4 76001 21.2
Other* 266853 21.1 172540 21.9 87453 19.7 116539 21.3 149142 21.0
Total 889085 21.4 578312 22.2 295060 19.9 376607 21.6 508919 21.3

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

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