ERIC Number: ED462393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Cautions on the Use of State Aggregate ACT Scores.
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
The American College Testing (ACT) Assessment consists of four curriculum-based achievement tests designed to assess critical reasoning and higher-order thinking skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science. These tests reflect students' skills and achievement levels as products of their high school experience and serve as measures of their preparation for college. The list of average scores presented with this document should not be interpreted as providing grounds for an explicit or implicit ranking of the various states' educational systems. Students who take the ACT Assessment are self-selected and do not represent the entire student population. Many factors contribute to academic achievement, but a core college-preparatory program can be identified as a significant precondition to success on the ACT Assessment. A table gives the following information for each state: (1) percentage of graduates tested; (2) average composite score; (3) percentage of total core completers tested; (4) average composite score of core completers; (5) percentage of total non-core completers tested; (6) average composite score of non-core completers; (7) percentage tested for whom there was no course data; and (8) average composite score of those for whom there was no course data. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment