Number of Graduating Seniors Taking the ACT, 1995–2005

19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
945,369 924,663 959,301 995,039 1,019,053 1,065,138 1,069,772 1,116,082 1,175,059 1,171,460 1,186,251


National Average ACT Composite Score, 1995–2005

19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
20.8 20.9 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 20.8 20.8 20.9 20.9


National Average ACT English Score, 1995–2005

19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
20.2 20.3 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.4


National Average ACT Math Score, 1995–2005

19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
20.2 20.2 20.6 20.8 20.7 20.7 20.7 20.6 20.6 20.7 20.7


National Average ACT Reading Score, 1995–2005

19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
21.3 21.3 21.3 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.3 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.3


National Average ACT Science Score, 1995–2005

19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
21.0 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.0 21.0 21.0 20.8 20.8 20.9 20.9


National Average ACT Composite Score by Gender, 1995–2005

  19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
Males 21.0 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.1 21.2 21.1 20.9 21.0 21.0 21.1
Females 20.7 20.8 20.8 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.9


Average ACT Composite Score by Race/Ethnic Group, 2005

African American/Black17.0
American Indian/Alaska Native18.7
Caucasian American/White21.9
Mexican American/Chicano18.4
Asian American/Pacific Islander22.1
Puerto Rican/Hispanic18.9
Other19.4
Multiracial20.9
Prefer not to respond22.0
No response20.8


Percent of ACT-Tested Seniors Reporting Core Curriculum, 1995–2005

19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005
59.5 60.5 61.0 63.1 62.6 63.2 63.6 61.8 61.9 62.0 61.8

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