Average Scores by State

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State Percent of Graduates Tested Average Composite Score Average English Score Average Math Score Average Reading Score Average Science Score
National 57 21.0 20.3 20.9 21.3 20.8
Alabama 80 20.6 20.7 19.5 21.3 20.4
Alaska 37 21.0 19.9 21.1 21.6 20.8
Arizona 55 19.7 18.8 20.2 20.0 19.5
Arkansas 93 20.4 20.1 19.9 20.8 20.3
California 29 22.3 21.8 22.8 22.3 21.7
Colorado 100 20.6 20.1 20.4 20.9 20.6
Connecticut 29 24.2 24.2 24.1 24.5 23.6
Delaware 18 23.2 22.7 23.2 23.7 22.9
District of Columbia 37 21.6 21.2 21.5 22.0 21.1
Florida 81 19.6 18.7 19.5 20.7 19.1
Georgia 53 20.8 20.3 20.5 21.4 20.7
Hawaii 90 18.2 16.9 19.0 18.3 18.1
Idaho 45 22.4 21.9 22.0 23.0 22.1
Illinois 100 20.7 20.3 20.7 20.8 20.5
Indiana 40 21.9 21.1 21.9 22.3 21.6
Iowa 68 22.0 21.5 21.4 22.5 22.2
Kansas 75 22.0 21.4 21.7 22.5 21.8
Kentucky 100 19.9 19.4 19.4 20.3 20.0
Louisiana 100 19.2 18.9 18.9 19.5 19.1
Maine 9 23.6 23.3 23.6 24.1 22.8
Maryland 22 22.6 22.1 22.5 23.0 22.2
Massachusetts 23 24.3 24.0 24.6 24.5 23.5
Michigan 100 20.1 19.3 19.9 20.2 20.4
Minnesota 76 22.9 22.1 23.0 23.1 22.9
Mississippi 100 19.0 18.8 18.3 19.4 18.9
Missouri 76 21.8 21.6 21.1 22.3 21.7
Montana 100 20.5 19.3 20.5 21.1 20.4
Nebraska 86 21.7 21.3 21.1 22.0 21.7
Nevada 36 21.2 20.2 21.2 21.7 21.1
New Hampshire 20 24.2 23.9 24.2 24.5 23.6
New Jersey 25 23.1 22.8 23.7 23.1 22.4
New Mexico 69 19.9 18.9 19.7 20.5 20.1
New York 27 23.4 22.7 23.8 23.6 23.2
North Carolina 100 18.9 17.5 19.6 19.0 18.9
North Dakota 100 20.6 19.6 20.7 20.8 20.6
Ohio 72 22.0 21.4 21.7 22.4 22.0
Oklahoma 75 20.7 20.3 19.9 21.5 20.8
Oregon 36 21.4 20.8 21.4 21.9 21.1
Pennsylvania 19 22.7 22.1 22.8 23.0 22.2
Rhode Island 16 22.9 22.7 22.8 23.6 22.0
South Carolina 58 20.4 19.7 20.3 20.9 20.4
South Dakota 78 21.9 21.0 21.8 22.3 22.1
Tennessee 100 19.8 19.6 19.2 20.1 19.6
Texas 40 20.9 19.8 21.4 21.1 21.0
Utah 100 20.8 20.0 20.3 21.3 20.9
Vermont 29 23.2 22.8 23.0 23.7 22.8
Virginia 28 22.8 22.4 22.7 23.4 22.4
Washington 22 23.0 22.3 23.3 23.4 22.7
West Virginia 65 20.6 20.4 19.5 21.4 20.6
Wisconsin 73 22.2 21.6 22.0 22.4 22.3
Wyoming 100 20.1 19.3 19.9 20.6 20.2

In spring 2013, all public high school 11th graders in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming were tested with the ACT as required by each state. Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming students who met ACT’s 2014 graduating class criteria are included in the 2014 graduating class average score results.