ACT Scores Over Time by Race/Ethnicity

Graph reads: Between 2006 and 2010, the average ACT Composite score for Asian American/Pacific Islander high school graduates increased from 22.3 to 23.4.
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Average ACT Composite scores for American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and White graduates increased between 2006 and 2010. Hispanic graduates' average ACT Composite scores remained essentially the same, while those of African American graduates declined by 0.2 scale point.

Asian American/Pacific Islander graduates had the highest average ACT Composite scores and the largest score increase (+1.1 scale points). Average ACT Composite scores for American Indian/Alaska Native and White graduates increased by 0.2 and 0.3 point, respectively. These score changes have occurred as more graduates from each racial/ethnic group have taken the ACT.

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