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ACT Scores and Participation Rate

2010 ACT Participation Rates and Average Scores

These are the participation rates of high school graduates and average scores for all 50 states and the country as a whole.

ACT cautions against comparing states:

Caution should be used in making comparisons between state and national norms. State norms may differ from national norms for noneducational reasons, such as the demographic makeup of a state's ACT-tested graduates compared to the nation.

State Participation
Rate
Average
Composite Score
Average
English Score
Average
Math Score
Average
Reading Score
Average
Science Score
Alabama 78% 20 20 20 21 20
Alaska 28% 21 20 21 22 21
Arizona 28% 20 19 20 20 20
Arkansas 81% 20 20 20 21 20
California 22% 22 22 23 22 22
Colorado 100% 21 20 20 21 21
Connecticut 24% 24 24 24 24 23
Delaware 13% 23 23 23 23 23
District of Columbia 29% 20 20 20 20 19
Florida 65% 20 19 20 20 19
Georgia 44% 21 20 21 21 21
Hawaii 22% 22 21 22 22 21
Idaho 60% 22 21 21 22 22
Illinois 100% 21 20 21 21 21
Indiana 26% 22 22 22 23 22
Iowa 60% 22 22 22 23 22
Kansas 75% 22 21 22 22 22
Kentucky 100% 19 19 19 20 20
Louisiana 98% 20 20 20 20 20
Maine 10% 23 23 23 24 23
Maryland 18% 22 22 22 22 22
Massachusetts 21% 24 24 24 24 23
Michigan 100% 20 19 20 20 20
Minnesota 70% 23 22 23 23 23
Mississippi 96% 19 19 18 19 19
Missouri 69% 22 22 21 22 22
Montana 58% 22 21 22 23 22
Nebraska 73% 22 22 22 22 22
Nevada 30% 22 21 22 22 21
New Hampshire 17% 24 24 24 24 23
New Jersey 17% 23 23 24 23 22
New Mexico 66% 20 19 20 21 20
New York 27% 23 23 24 23 23
North Carolina 16% 22 21 22 22 22
North Dakota 81% 22 21 21 22 22
Ohio 66% 22 21 22 22 22
Oklahoma 73% 21 20 20 21 21
Oregon 34% 22 21 22 22 21
Pennsylvania 17% 22 21 22 22 21
Rhode Island 11% 23 23 22 23 22
South Carolina 52% 20 19 20 20 20
South Dakota 79% 22 21 22 22 22
Tennessee 100% 20 19 19 20 20
Texas 33% 21 20 21 21 21
Utah 71% 22 21 21 23 22
Vermont 26% 23 23 23 24 23
Virginia 22% 22 22 22 23 22
Washington 19% 23 23 23 24 23
West Virginia 64% 21 21 20 21 21
Wisconsin 69% 22 22 22 22 22
Wyoming 100% 20 19 20 20 20
United States of America 47% 21 21 21 21 21

View this data for: 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 

Source of Data: ACT, Inc. - National and State Scores  http://www.act.org/news/data.html

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