Average ACT Scores, 2005–2009

Graph reads: Between 2005 and 2009, the average ACT Reading score for all high school graduates increased only slightly from 21.3 to 21.4.
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Test scores remained essentially the same between 2005 and 2009 even though 25% more high school graduates have taken the ACT over this period and the group of graduates has become more heterogeneous.

Composite scores ranged between 20.9 and 21.2 points during this time. The four subject scores (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science) showed similar changes ranging between 0 and 0.3 point depending on subject area.

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