Average ACT Scores Over Time

Graph reads: Between 2007 and 2011, the average ACT Reading score for all high school graduates decreased slightly from 21.5 to 21.3.
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Test scores remained essentially the same between 2007 and 2011 even though nearly 25% more high school students took the ACT over this period and the tested population of students became more diverse.

Composite score averages ranged between 21.0 and 21.2 points during this time. The four subject score averages (English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science) showed similar changes in absolute value ranging between 0.1 and 0.2 point depending on the subject area.

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