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ACT Scores and Participation Rate

2009 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 76% 20 21 20 21 20
Alaska 29% 21 20 21 22 21
Arizona 15% 22 21 22 22 21
Arkansas 73% 21 21 20 21 20
California 19% 22 22 23 22 21
Colorado 100% 21 20 21 21 21
Connecticut 21% 24 24 24 24 23
Delaware 11% 23 22 23 23 22
District of Columbia 30% 19 19 20 20 19
Florida 62% 20 19 20 20 19
Georgia 40% 21 20 21 21 20
Hawaii 22% 22 21 22 21 21
Idaho 58% 22 21 21 22 21
Illinois 97% 21 21 21 21 21
Indiana 24% 22 22 22 23 22
Iowa 59% 22 22 22 23 22
Kansas 74% 22 21 22 22 22
Kentucky 100% 19 19 19 20 20
Louisiana 89% 20 20 20 20 20
Maine 9% 23 23 23 24 22
Maryland 17% 22 22 22 23 22
Massachusetts 18% 24 24 24 24 23
Michigan 100% 20 19 20 20 20
Minnesota 68% 23 22 23 23 23
Mississippi 93% 19 19 18 19 19
Missouri 67% 22 22 21 22 22
Montana 54% 22 21 22 23 22
Nebraska 72% 22 22 22 23 22
Nevada 30% 22 21 21 22 21
New Hampshire 15% 24 23 23 24 23
New Jersey 16% 23 23 24 23 22
New Mexico 65% 20 19 20 21 20
New York 25% 23 23 23 23 23
North Carolina 15% 22 21 22 22 21
North Dakota 78% 22 21 22 22 22
Ohio 64% 22 21 21 22 22
Oklahoma 71% 21 21 20 21 21
Oregon 33% 21 21 22 22 21
Pennsylvania 14% 22 22 22 22 22
Rhode Island 10% 23 23 23 23 22
South Carolina 50% 20 19 20 20 20
South Dakota 74% 22 21 22 22 22
Tennessee 92% 21 21 20 21 20
Texas 30% 21 20 21 21 21
Utah 68% 22 21 21 23 22
Vermont 24% 23 23 23 24 23
Virginia 20% 22 22 22 22 21
Washington 18% 23 22 23 24 22
West Virginia 62% 21 21 20 21 21
Wisconsin 67% 22 22 22 23 22
Wyoming 99% 20 19 20 20 20
United States of America 45% 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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