ERIC Number: ED378205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
ACT Assessment Results, 1994: Summary Report. National.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
This report presents information about the performance of the 1994 graduating seniors nationwide who took the ACT Assessment as juniors or seniors. Average scores are on the scale for the Enhanced ACT Assessment, which was introduced in 1989. It must be recalled that ACT-tested seniors may not be representative of the total population of graduating seniors. Results are given according to type of high school program completed. They demonstrate that students who prepare by taking a core high school program score consistently higher than those who do not. Regardless of ethnic group, the average composite score for those who complete a core program of 4 or more years of English, 3 or more years of mathematics, 3 or more years of social studies, and 3 or more years of natural science, is higher than for those who do not take these courses. Analysis of score trends reveals little change in recent years, with the average composite score improving 0.2 of a scale score over 5 years. Seven tables present test results and illustrate some trends. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Admission (School), College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, Core Curriculum, Course Selection (Students), Educational Assessment, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Test Construction, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment