ERIC Number: ED424305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
ACT Assessment. 1998 Results. National. Summary Report.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
This report provides information about the performance of 1998 graduating seniors nationwide who took the ACT Assessment as sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Caution in applying these results is advised because these ACT-tested seniors may not be representative of the total population of graduating seniors. Information is provided according to the level of high school coursework completed. Average scores are reported for students who reported completing a core high school program of recommended courses and for students who did not complete a core program. Core or more is defined as 4 years of English or more, 3 or more years of mathematics, 3 or more years of social studies, and 3 or more years of natural sciences. In general, students who complete a core curriculum tend to earn higher average scores (average Composite score of 22.1) than students who do not complete core coursework (average Composite score of 19.3). This association holds true across racial and ethnic groups. Tables present trends in ACT composite scores. African American and Asian American scores have remained relatively stable over the last 5 years, but American Indian/Alaskan Native scores have steadily increased, from 18.5 to 19.0, and Caucasian American scores have increased from 21.4 to 21.7. Mexican American and Puerto Rican/Cuban/Other Hispanic scores have varied as the size of the tested group has increased or declined. (Contains seven tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment