ERIC Number: ED434915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
ACT Average Composite Scores by State, 1999 ACT Tested Graduates.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
A chart presents average composite scores on the ACT Assessment by state for 1999 ACT-tested high school graduates. The states are listed in alphabetical order, with the percentage of total graduates tested and the average composite score listed for each state. Also included are the average scores of students who completed the recommended high school core curriculum, average scores of 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 among the states with as few as 3% of students taking the ACT in three states and as many as 82% of Mississippi students taking the assessment. In Vermont, the average composite score of 22.9 was the highest in the United States. In the District of Columbia, the average score of 18.6 was the lowest in the country. A cautionary note indicates that the list of average scores should not be used for explicit or implicit ranking of the educational systems of the various states because the students taking the ACT may not represent 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