ERIC Number: ED433363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the American College Test (ACT), 1998. Data Update.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Results are reported for South Carolina students for the four tests of the American College Test (ACT) (English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning) and the ACT composite. In 1998, the average composite score for the 995,039 graduating seniors in the United States was 21.0. In South Carolina, for the 5,385 students who took the ACT, the average composite score was 19.0. In South Carolina, the average composite score was higher for females (19.1) than for males (18.9). For all tests and the composite, the average scores for White students were higher than for African American students. In general, students who completed the core courseware defined by the ACT tended to have higher average scores than students who did not. Average composite scores by state are shown with the quartile values for students who did and did not complete the core curriculum. Recommendations to improve the performance of South Carolina's students center on taking college preparatory courses early in their high school years. (Contains 12 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment