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ACT Scores and Participation Rate

2006 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 79% 20 20 20 21 20
Alaska 25% 21 20 21 22 21
Arizona 18% 22 21 22 22 21
Arkansas 75% 21 21 20 21 20
California 14% 22 21 22 22 21
Colorado 100% 20 20 20 21 20
Connecticut 12% 23 23 23 24 22
Delaware 5% 21 21 21 22 21
District of Columbia 30% 18 18 18 19 18
Florida 45% 20 20 20 21 20
Georgia 30% 20 20 20 21 20
Hawaii 17% 22 21 23 22 22
Idaho 57% 21 21 21 22 21
Illinois 100% 21 20 20 21 20
Indiana 20% 22 21 22 22 21
Iowa 65% 22 22 22 23 22
Kansas 75% 22 21 22 22 22
Kentucky 76% 21 20 20 21 21
Louisiana 74% 20 20 19 20 20
Maine 10% 22 22 22 23 22
Maryland 12% 21 21 21 22 21
Massachusetts 13% 23 23 23 23 22
Michigan 67% 22 21 21 22 22
Minnesota 67% 22 22 22 23 22
Mississippi 93% 19 19 18 19 19
Missouri 70% 22 22 21 22 22
Montana 57% 22 21 22 23 22
Nebraska 76% 22 22 22 22 22
Nevada 27% 22 21 22 22 21
New Hampshire 12% 23 22 23 23 22
New Jersey 8% 22 22 22 22 21
New Mexico 60% 20 19 20 21 20
New York 17% 23 22 23 23 22
North Carolina 14% 21 20 21 21 20
North Dakota 80% 21 21 21 22 22
Ohio 66% 22 21 21 22 22
Oklahoma 72% 21 20 20 21 20
Oregon 13% 22 22 22 23 22
Pennsylvania 9% 22 21 22 22 21
Rhode Island 8% 21 21 21 22 21
South Carolina 39% 20 19 20 20 19
South Dakota 75% 22 21 22 22 22
Tennessee 93% 21 21 20 21 20
Texas 29% 20 19 21 21 20
Utah 69% 22 21 21 22 22
Vermont 19% 23 22 22 23 22
Virginia 15% 21 21 21 21 21
Washington 15% 23 22 23 24 22
West Virginia 64% 21 21 20 21 21
Wisconsin 68% 22 22 22 22 22
Wyoming 71% 22 21 21 22 22
United States of America 40% 21 21 21 21 21

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

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