2002 National and State Scores

Table 14: 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.
  Admin & Sales (02-03) 5083 16.5 1794 17.3 3204 16.1 984 16.7 4070 16.5
  Business Operations (04-05) 8466 16.8 2644 17.8 5668 16.4 3858 16.7 4572 16.9
  Technical (06-07) 15846 16.8 4707 18.0 10725 16.4 11052 16.8 4716 16.9
  Science & Tech (08-09) 10065 17.7 3310 18.8 6469 17.1 5401 17.7 4619 17.6
  Arts (10-11) 4950 17.7 1696 18.8 3114 17.1 1481 17.7 3453 17.6
  Social Service (12-01) 4483 17.0 1459 17.9 2929 16.5 1138 16.8 3325 17.0
  Other*   19681 16.6 6411 17.7 12681 16.2 8467 16.6 11093 16.7
  Total 68574 16.9 22021 18.0 44790 16.5 32381 16.9 35848 17.0
  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.
  Admin & Sales (02-03) 100128 20.7 64979 21.4 33426 19.2 33205 21.4 66397 20.3
  Business Operations (04-05) 66775 20.5 41229 21.3 24472 19.1 31858 20.5 34591 20.4
  Technical (06-07) 98554 20.8 61585 21.7 35070 19.2 63889 20.8 34199 20.7
  Science & Tech (08-09) 142965 22.3 94414 23.1 45588 20.8 70644 22.5 71643 22.1
  Arts (10-11) 105187 22.2 68208 23.0 34789 20.8 31575 22.5 73070 22.1
  Social Service (12-01) 104723 21.2 66841 22.0 35682 19.9 28796 21.4 75347 21.1
  Other*   269430 21.0 169795 21.8 89575 19.5 118353 21.3 149480 20.9
  Total 887762 21.3 567051 22.1 298602 19.8 378320 21.5 504727 21.1
 
* Other = Students who had World-of-Work regions that differed from those listed.
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