2001 National and State Scores

Table 8: Average ACT Scores for Different Patterns of Academic Preparation

S.D. = Standard Deviation


Reference Groups No. English Mathematics Reading Science
Reasoning
Composite
Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D.
All Graduates 1069772 20.5 5.6 20.7 5.0 21.3 6.0 21.0 4.6 21.0 4.7
College Core
E4, M3, SS3, NS3* 645258 21.5 5.4 21.7 4.9 22.2 6.0 21.8 4.5 21.9 4.6
In between 258379 19.1 5.4 19.2 4.5 20.1 5.8 19.9 4.4 19.7 4.5
E4, M2, SS2, NS2* 111542 17.9 5.5 18.6 4.6 19.2 5.8 19.3 4.5 18.9 4.5
No response 54593 20.0 5.9 20.6 5.1 20.9 6.3 20.6 4.7 20.6 4.9
High School GPA Ranges
3.50 – 4.00 368917 23.8 5.0 23.9 4.8 24.5 5.7 23.6 4.3 24.1 4.3
3.00 – 3.49 277485 20.0 4.8 20.1 4.2 20.9 5.4 20.7 4.0 20.6 3.9
2.50 – 2.99 177347 17.9 4.6 18.2 3.6 18.8 5.1 19.1 3.8 18.6 3.6
2.00 – 2.49 91046 16.3 4.5 17.0 3.1 17.4 4.8 18.0 3.7 17.3 3.4
1.99 & below 25136 15.3 4.4 16.3 2.8 16.4 4.6 17.2 3.6 16.4 3.3

*E = English, M = Mathematics, SS = Social Sciences, NS = Natural Sciences, 4 = 4 years, 3 = 3 years, 2 = 2 years

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