Average Scores by State

Sort the data by column heading or select a state to view its complete Profile Report in PDF. (Each file is about 32 pages long and 90KB.)

State Percent of Graduates Tested Average Composite Score Average English Score Average Math Score Average Reading Score Average Science Score
National 52 21.1 20.5 21.1 21.3 20.9
Alabama 86 20.3 20.3 19.6 20.7 20.1
Alaska 35 21.2 20.3 21.3 21.8 20.8
Arizona 35 19.7 18.6 20.3 19.7 19.5
Arkansas 88 20.3 20.0 20.0 20.6 20.1
California 25 22.1 21.6 22.8 22.1 21.5
Colorado 100 20.6 19.9 20.5 20.7 20.8
Connecticut 27 23.8 23.9 23.8 23.9 23.2
Delaware 14 22.6 22.3 22.4 23.0 22.1
District of Columbia 32 19.7 19.0 20.0 20.0 19.2
Florida 70 19.8 18.9 20.0 20.5 19.3
Georgia 52 20.7 20.1 20.6 21.0 20.5
Hawaii 27 21.3 20.5 21.9 21.2 21.1
Idaho 67 21.6 21.0 21.3 22.1 21.4
Illinois 100 20.9 20.5 21.0 20.7 20.8
Indiana 32 22.3 21.7 22.5 22.6 21.9
Iowa 63 22.1 21.6 21.7 22.5 22.2
Kansas 81 21.9 21.3 21.8 22.3 21.7
Kentucky 100 19.8 19.5 19.4 20.2 19.8
Louisiana 100 20.3 20.4 19.9 20.4 20.1
Maine 9 23.4 23.5 23.3 23.7 22.7
Maryland 21 22.1 21.6 22.2 22.3 21.7
Massachusetts 23 24.1 23.9 24.5 24.2 23.2
Michigan 100 20.1 19.3 20.1 20.0 20.4
Minnesota 74 22.8 22.1 23.0 22.9 22.7
Mississippi 100 18.7 18.6 18.3 18.9 18.7
Missouri 75 21.6 21.4 21.1 21.9 21.5
Montana 61 22.0 21.1 21.9 22.6 22.0
Nebraska 78 22.0 21.8 21.7 22.3 21.9
Nevada 34 21.3 20.5 21.4 21.6 21.1
New Hampshire 19 23.8 23.6 23.7 24.2 23.3
New Jersey 20 23.4 23.1 23.9 23.4 22.6
New Mexico 75 19.9 19.0 19.6 20.3 20.0
New York 29 23.3 22.7 23.7 23.4 23.1
North Carolina 20 21.9 21.0 22.3 22.2 21.4
North Dakota 100 20.7 19.6 21.0 20.7 20.9
Ohio 71 21.8 21.1 21.5 22.1 21.8
Oklahoma 80 20.7 20.4 20.1 21.3 20.6
Oregon 38 21.4 20.6 21.6 21.8 21.3
Pennsylvania 18 22.4 22.0 22.7 22.7 21.9
Rhode Island 13 22.9 22.9 22.7 23.5 22.3
South Carolina 57 20.2 19.5 20.2 20.4 20.1
South Dakota 81 21.8 21.0 21.8 22.1 22.0
Tennessee 100 19.7 19.6 19.1 19.9 19.6
Texas 39 20.8 19.6 21.4 20.8 20.8
Utah 97 20.7 20.0 20.3 21.3 20.8
Vermont 28 23.0 22.6 22.9 23.3 22.6
Virginia 25 22.4 22.1 22.3 22.7 21.9
Washington 21 22.9 22.3 23.1 23.3 22.4
West Virginia 68 20.6 20.6 19.6 21.3 20.5
Wisconsin 71 22.1 21.5 22.0 22.1 22.1
Wyoming 100 20.3 19.2 20.2 20.5 20.6

In spring 2011, all public high school 11th graders in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming were tested with the ACT as required by each state. Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming students who met ACT's 2012 graduating class criteria are included in the 2012 graduating class average score results. Consistent with ACT's reporting policies, graduating class test results are reported only for students tested under standard time conditions.

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