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ACT Scores and Participation Rate

2007 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 81% 20 20 20 21 20
Alaska 27% 21 20 21 22 21
Arizona 18% 22 21 22 22 21
Arkansas 75% 21 21 20 21 20
California 15% 22 22 23 22 21
Colorado 100% 20 20 20 21 20
Connecticut 16% 23 23 23 24 22
Delaware 9% 22 21 22 22 21
District of Columbia 31% 19 18 19 19 18
Florida 54% 20 19 20 21 20
Georgia 34% 20 20 20 21 20
Hawaii 20% 22 22 23 22 22
Idaho 59% 21 21 21 22 21
Illinois 100% 21 20 20 21 20
Indiana 21% 22 22 22 23 22
Iowa 66% 22 22 22 23 22
Kansas 76% 22 21 22 22 22
Kentucky 77% 21 20 20 21 21
Louisiana 79% 20 20 20 20 20
Maine 11% 23 22 22 23 22
Maryland 14% 22 21 22 22 21
Massachusetts 15% 24 24 24 24 23
Michigan 70% 22 21 21 22 22
Minnesota 70% 23 22 23 23 23
Mississippi 96% 19 19 18 19 19
Missouri 74% 22 22 21 22 22
Montana 59% 22 21 22 23 22
Nebraska 77% 22 22 22 22 22
Nevada 29% 22 21 21 22 21
New Hampshire 15% 23 23 23 23 22
New Jersey 11% 22 22 23 22 22
New Mexico 60% 20 20 20 21 20
New York 21% 23 22 23 23 23
North Carolina 16% 21 20 21 21 21
North Dakota 82% 22 21 22 22 22
Ohio 68% 22 21 21 22 22
Oklahoma 71% 21 21 20 21 21
Oregon 18% 22 21 22 23 22
Pennsylvania 11% 22 22 22 22 22
Rhode Island 9% 22 22 22 23 21
South Carolina 43% 20 19 20 20 20
South Dakota 76% 22 21 22 22 22
Tennessee 96% 21 21 20 21 20
Texas 30% 21 20 21 21 20
Utah 70% 22 21 21 22 22
Vermont 22% 23 23 23 23 22
Virginia 18% 21 21 21 22 21
Washington 16% 23 23 23 24 23
West Virginia 66% 21 21 20 21 21
Wisconsin 70% 22 22 22 22 22
Wyoming 78% 22 21 21 22 21
United States of America 42% 21 21 21 22 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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