2002 National and State Scores

Executive Summary


   Average ACT Scores by Level of Academic Preparation
  Year No. of Students Percent English Math Reading Science Composite
  Core* Less* Core/Less Core/Less Core/Less Core/Less Core/Less Core/Less
  1997-98 606406 354306 61/ 36 21.5/18.6 22.0/18.9 22.4/19.7 22.0/19.6 22.1/19.3
  1998-99 615545 367537 60/ 36 21.6/18.7 21.8/18.9 22.4/19.8 21.9/19.6 22.0/19.4
  1999-00 645513 376645 61/ 35 21.5/18.8 21.8/19.0 22.4/19.8 21.9/19.7 22.0/19.5
  2000-01 645258 369921 60/ 35 21.5/18.8 21.7/19.0 22.2/19.8 21.8/19.8 21.9/19.5
  2001-02 643596 397544 58/ 36 21.4/18.4 21.6/18.8 22.2/19.5 21.7/19.4 21.8/19.2
  * Core = students who reported completing or planning to complete the recommended core college–preparatory curriculum
  Less = those who did not
  Note: State departments of education may have a different definition of the college preparatory courses and may, therefore, publish reports showing slightly different data.


  Average ACT Scores for Total Group
   Year No. of
Students
English Math Reading Science Composite
  1997-98 995039 20.4 20.8 21.4 21.1 21.0
  1998-99 1019053 20.5 20.7 21.4 21.0 21.0
  1999-00 1065138 20.5 20.7 21.4 21.0 21.0
  2000-01 1069772 20.5 20.7 21.3 21.0 21.0
  2001-02 1116082 20.2 20.6 21.1 20.8 20.8


   ACT Quartile Values
  Quartile* ACT Score
  English Math Reading Science Composite
  75th Percentile 24.1 24.3 25.7 23.6 24.1
  50th Percentile – Median 20.1 19.6 20.9 20.4 20.5
  25th Percentile 16.1 16.5 16.2 17.8 17.2
  * The quartile values are interpolated and are based upon calculated student percentile ranks that may differ from the cumulative percentages reported in the frequency distribution tables in the High School Profile Report.
             
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