- Improving College & Career Readiness
- About This Report
- College Readiness
- Educational/Career Aspirations
- Access & Preparation
- Academic Performance
- A First Look at STEM
- Looking Back at the Class of 2012
- Academic Achievement & Academic Behaviors
- Policies & Practices to Increase Readiness
- 2013 ACT National and State Scores
ACT Scores Over Time by Race/Ethnicity
Average ACT Composite scores for Asian and Hispanic graduates increased between 2009 and 2013, while those of most other groups remained level over that period. ACT Composite scores of American Indian graduates declined by 0.9 scale point.
Asian graduates had the highest average ACT Composite scores and the largest score increase (+0.3 scale point). These score changes have occurred as more students from each racial/ethnic group have taken the ACT.
Note: Race/ethnicity categories changed in 2011 to reflect updated US Department of Education reporting requirements.
Average ACT Composite Test Scores by Race/Ethnicity, 2009–2013
Graph reads: Between 2009 and 2013, the average ACT Composite score for Asian high school graduates increased from 23.2 to 23.5.