ERIC Number: ED424264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
ACT High School Profile Report: HS Graduating Class 1998, HS Graduating Class of 1998 National Report. The High School Profile Report. Normative Data. A Description of the Academic Abilities and Nonacademic Characteristics of Your ACT Tested 1998 Graduates.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
This document is a sample of the type of report the American College Testing Program sends high schools reflecting the characteristics of students from the school who took the ACT Assessment during their sophomore, junior, or senior years and who graduated in 1998. Depending on the proportion of students at the school who took the ACT Assessment, the report may or may not reflect the characteristics of the school's college bound students. The report begins with a discussion of the 5-year trend history of college-bound students who took the ACT. Tables compare the average ACT scores of students who took the recommended core curriculum with those of students who did not. Tables then provide average ACT scores by academic preparation for different ethnic groups and by ability level for different ethnic groups. Student satisfaction with the individual high school is reported. Other tables report mean scores and standard deviations for males and females and for different patterns of academic preparation. Information is also provided about student background characteristics, planned educational majors, and vocational choices. An appendix provides additional information about the testing program and the recommended core curriculum. Included with this document are a press release, a summary national report, and a cautionary note about the use of state aggregate ACT scores. The press release emphasizes that, while the national average composite score on the ACT remained at 21.0, most subgroups of students made modest gains this year on one or more of the ACT tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. The national report summarizes in seven tables national information about graduating seniors who took the ACT. The cautionary note stresses that the accompanying list of average scores should not be interpreted as providing grounds for an explicit or implicit ranking of the various states' educational systems. (The sample report contains 15 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment