2002 National and State Scores

Table 1: Average ACT Scores by Academic Preparation for Different Ethnic Groups


   Core* or More African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Hispanic
Average
(N= 67163) (N= 5663) (N= 461152) (N= 25701) (N= 24143) (N= 10893)
  English 17.2 19.2 22.2 18.0 21.2 19.3
    Usage/Mech 8.3 9.4 11.3 8.8 10.7 9.5
    Rhet Skills 8.8 10.0 11.5 9.3 10.9 10.0
  Mathematics 17.3 19.8 22.3 19.2 23.6 20.0
    Pre/Elem-Alg 8.7 10.2 12.0 9.9 12.5 10.5
    Alg/Crd-Geom 8.6 9.8 11.1 9.5 11.9 9.9
    Plane Geom/Trig 8.5 10.1 11.4 9.8 12.0 10.2
  Reading 17.5 20.5 23.1 19.2 21.9 20.3
    Soc Stu/Sci 8.8 10.5 11.8 9.6 11.2 10.2
    Arts/Literature 8.9 10.5 12.0 9.8 11.3 10.5
  Science 17.7 20.2 22.4 19.2 21.9 19.9
  Composite 17.6 20.1 22.6 19.0 22.3 20.0
  Less than Core* African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Hispanic
Average
(N= 46479) (N= 5245) (N= 270408) (N= 17252) (N= 10064) (N= 7990)
  English 14.9 16.2 19.3 15.8 18.6 16.2
    Usage/Mech 6.9 7.7 9.5 7.4 9.2 7.6
    Rhet Skills 7.7 8.4 10.0 8.2 9.6 8.5
  Mathematics 15.8 17.1 19.5 17.2 21.2 17.5
    Pre/Elem-Alg 7.4 8.3 10.1 8.4 10.9 8.6
    Alg/Crd-Geom 7.7 8.4 9.6 8.4 10.6 8.6
    Plane Geom/Trig 7.8 8.7 10.0 8.8 10.8 8.9
  Reading 15.7 17.9 20.5 17.2 19.6 17.6
    Soc Stu/Sci 7.9 9.0 10.5 8.7 10.0 8.9
    Arts/Literature 7.7 9.0 10.5 8.6 9.9 8.8
  Science 16.2 18.1 20.2 17.5 20.0 17.7
  Composite 15.8 17.4 20.0 17.0 20.0 17.4
  Total Group African
American
Average
American
Indian
Average
Caucasian
Average
Mexican
American
Average
Asian
American
Average
Puerto Rican/
Hispanic
Average
(N= 120311) (N= 11895) (N= 773933) (N= 45762) (N= 36732) (N= 21008)
  English 16.2 17.6 21.2 17.1 20.5 17.9
    Usage/Mech 7.7 8.5 10.6 8.2 10.3 8.7
    Rhet Skills 8.3 9.1 10.9 8.8 10.5 9.3
  Mathematics 16.7 18.4 21.3 18.4 22.9 18.9
    Pre/Elem-Alg 8.1 9.2 11.3 9.3 12.0 9.6
    Alg/Crd-Geom 8.3 9.0 10.5 9.1 11.5 9.3
    Plane Geom/Trig 8.2 9.4 10.9 9.4 11.7 9.6
  Reading 16.8 19.1 22.1 18.3 21.2 19.1
    Soc Stu/Sci 8.4 9.7 11.3 9.2 10.8 9.7
    Arts/Literature 8.4 9.7 11.4 9.3 10.9 9.7
  Science 17.1 19.0 21.6 18.5 21.3 18.9
  Composite 16.8 18.6 21.7 18.2 21.6 18.8
  No Response (N= 6669) (N= 987) (N= 42373) (N= 2809) (N= 2525) (N= 2125)
 
*Core = at least four years of English and three years each of mathematics (algebra and above), social sciences, and natural sciences
 
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