ACT Test Scores: National Ranks

Interpreting National Ranks

Your national ranks tell you how your scores compare to those earned by recent high school graduates who took the ACT. The numbers indicate the percentage of students who scored at or below a given score.

 

National Ranks for English, Math, Reading, Science, Composite, and STEM Scores

·  Based on ACT-tested high school graduates of 2020, 2021, and 2022

·  Used for ACT tests taken from September 2022 through August 2023

Download table: ACT Score National Ranks (PDF)

How to use the table: Using the leftmost column, find the row for one of your content area test scores or your Composite score. Next, find the national rank in the column corresponding to that test. For example, the national rank for a Composite score of 22 is 67. This means that 67 percent of recent high school graduates who took the ACT achieved a Composite score of 22 or lower. Similarly, the national rank for a STEM score of 26 is 85. Thus, 85 percent of recent high school graduates who took the ACT achieved a STEM score of 26 or lower.

 

National Ranks for ELA and Writing Test Scores

·  Based on the subset of ACT-tested high school graduates of 2020, 2021, and 2022 who took the ACT Writing test

·  Used for ACT tests taken from September 2022 through August 2023

Download table: ACT ELA and Writing National Ranks (PDF)

How to use the table: Using the leftmost column, find the row for your ELA or writing score. Next, find the national rank in the column corresponding to that test. For example, the national rank for a writing score of 9 is 96. This means that 96 percent of recent high school graduates who took the ACT writing test achieved a writing score of 9 or lower.

 

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