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ACT Scores and Participation Rate

2008 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 77% 20 21 20 21 20
Alaska 25% 21 20 21 22 21
Arizona 15% 22 21 22 22 21
Arkansas 74% 21 21 20 21 20
California 17% 22 22 23 22 21
Colorado 100% 21 20 20 21 20
Connecticut 19% 23 23 23 24 22
Delaware 11% 23 22 23 23 22
District of Columbia 30% 19 19 19 20 19
Florida 52% 20 19 20 20 19
Georgia 38% 21 20 21 21 20
Hawaii 23% 22 21 22 22 21
Idaho 58% 22 21 21 22 21
Illinois 98% 21 20 21 21 21
Indiana 22% 22 21 22 23 22
Iowa 60% 22 22 22 23 22
Kansas 74% 22 22 22 23 22
Kentucky 72% 21 21 20 22 21
Louisiana 88% 20 21 20 20 20
Maine 9% 23 23 23 23 22
Maryland 16% 22 22 22 22 21
Massachusetts 17% 24 24 24 24 23
Michigan 100% 20 19 20 20 20
Minnesota 69% 23 22 23 23 23
Mississippi 92% 19 19 18 19 19
Missouri 69% 22 21 21 22 21
Montana 56% 22 21 22 23 22
Nebraska 72% 22 22 22 23 22
Nevada 30% 21 21 21 22 21
New Hampshire 15% 23 23 23 24 22
New Jersey 13% 23 23 23 23 22
New Mexico 63% 20 20 20 21 20
New York 23% 23 22 24 23 23
North Carolina 14% 21 21 22 22 21
North Dakota 81% 22 21 22 22 22
Ohio 65% 22 21 22 22 22
Oklahoma 70% 21 21 20 21 20
Oregon 30% 21 20 21 22 21
Pennsylvania 13% 22 22 22 23 22
Rhode Island 10% 22 22 22 22 21
South Carolina 44% 20 19 20 20 20
South Dakota 77% 22 21 22 22 22
Tennessee 88% 21 21 20 21 20
Texas 29% 21 20 21 21 21
Utah 68% 22 21 21 23 22
Vermont 26% 23 22 22 23 22
Virginia 19% 22 22 22 22 21
Washington 17% 23 23 23 24 22
West Virginia 64% 21 21 20 21 21
Wisconsin 67% 22 22 22 23 22
Wyoming 80% 21 20 21 22 21
United States of America 43% 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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