ERIC Number: ED424306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
ACT Average Composite Scores by State 1998 ACT-Tested Graduates.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
A chart presents average composite scores on the ACT Assessment by state for 1998 ACT-tested graduates. The states are listed in alphabetical order, with the percentage of total graduates tested and the average composite score given for each state. Also included are the average scores of students who have completed the recommended core high school curriculum, average scores for students who have not completed the core curriculum, and average scores of students for whom no course completion data were available. The percentage of students tested varied greatly among the states: only 2% of Rhode Island's high school seniors took the ACT Assessment, while 81% of Mississippi's high school graduates took the assessment. In Oregon, the average composite score was 22.7, while in Washington, DC, where only 10% of the students took the assessment, the average composite score was 17.6. A cautionary note urges that the list of average scores should not be interpreted as providing grounds for an explicit or implicit ranking of the various states' educational systems because the students taking the examination may not be representative of the state's graduates. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment