2002 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 Composite
  Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D. Avg. S.D.
  All Graduates 1116082 20.2 5.8 20.6 5.0 21.1 6.1 20.8 4.6 20.8 4.8
  College Core
  E4, M3, SS3, NS3 643596 21.4 5.5 21.6 5.0 22.2 6.0 21.7 4.5 21.8 4.7
  In between 265265 18.9 5.5 19.1 4.6 19.9 5.9 19.7 4.3 19.5 4.5
  E4, M2, SS2, NS2* 132279 17.4 5.7 18.3 4.6 18.8 5.9 18.8 4.5 18.5 4.6
  No response 74942 19.6 6.1 20.4 5.2 20.7 6.4 20.3 4.8 20.4 5.0
  High School GPA Ranges
  3.50 – 4.00 367390 23.8 5.1 23.9 4.8 24.5 5.7 23.4 4.3 24.0 4.3
  3.00 – 3.49 275811 19.9 4.9 20.1 4.3 20.8 5.5 20.5 3.9 20.5 4.0
  2.50 – 2.99 179274 17.7 4.7 18.1 3.6 18.7 5.2 18.9 3.8 18.5 3.7
  2.00 – 2.49 98233 16.1 4.5 16.9 3.1 17.2 4.9 17.7 3.7 17.1 3.4
  1.99 & below 34208 14.7 4.4 16.0 2.8 16.0 4.6 16.7 3.7 16.0 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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