Selections from the 2008 National Score Report

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Number of Graduating Seniors Taking the ACT, 1998–2008

19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
995,039 1,019,053 1,065,138 1,069,772 1,116,082 1,175,059 1,171,460 1,186,251 1,206,455 1,300,599 1,421,941


National Average ACT Composite Score, 1998–2008

19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 20.8 20.8 20.9 20.9 21.1 21.2 21.1

Score Range 1–36


National Average ACT English Score, 1998–2008

19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
20.4 20.5 20.5 20.5 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.4 20.6 20.7 20.6

Score Range 1–36


ACT Writing Test Score Averages, 2006–2008

200620072008
7.77.67.3

Score Range 2–12


National Average ACT Math Score, 1998–2008

19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
20.8 20.7 20.7 20.7 20.6 20.6 20.7 20.7 20.8 21.0 21.0

Score Range 1–36


National Average ACT Reading Score, 1998–2008

19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
21.4 21.4 21.4 21.3 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.4

Score Range 1–36


National Average ACT Science Score, 1998–2008

19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
21.1 21.0 21.0 21.0 20.8 20.8 20.9 20.9 20.9 21.0 20.8

Score Range 1–36


National Average ACT Composite Score by Gender, 1998–2008

  19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Males 21.2 21.1 21.2 21.1 20.9 21.0 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.2 21.2
Females 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.9 21.0 21.0 21.0

Score Range 1–36


Average ACT Composite Score by Race/Ethnic Group, 2008

African American/Black16.9
American Indian/Alaska Native19.0
Caucasian American/White22.1
Hispanic18.7
Asian American/Pacific Islander22.9
Other/No Response21.7

Score Range 1–36