ERIC Number: ED338686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
ACT Assessment Results: Summary Report, National, 1991.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
This report provides information about the performance of 1991 graduating seniors nationwide who took the American College Testing (ACT) Program Assessment as juniors or seniors. All the average scores in this report are on the scale for the Enhanced ACT Assessment, which was introduced in October 1989. Averages for 1987-89 are based on scores estimated from a concordance table linking the scales for the original ACT Assessment and the Enhanced ACT Assessment. Students who prepared academically by taking a core high school program scored higher on the ACT than those who did not take a core high school program. Efforts to improve the quality of the traditional college-preparatory core curriculum will probably have positive effects on average ACT scores of students who take that core curriculum. Eight tables of test results present the following data: (1) average ACT scores by type of high school program; (2) average ACT scores by type of high school program and racial-ethnic group; (3) trends in average ACT composite scores across 5 years by type of high school program and ethnic-racial group; (4) average ACT composite scores by type of high school program, racial-ethnic group, and annual family income; (5) average high school grade point averages; (6) expressed need for help with academics; (7) percentages of students choosing selected majors by graduation year and gender; and (8) trends in average ACT composite scores. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, Grade Point Average, High School Graduates, High School Seniors, High Schools, National Norms, National Programs, Scores, Standardized Tests, Tables (Data), Testing Programs, Trend Analysis
American College Testing Program, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Composite Scores; Enhanced ACT; Synopses