Average Scores by State

Sort the data by column heading or select a state to view its complete Profile Report in PDF. (Each file is about 32 pages long and 90KB.)

State Percent of Graduates Tested Average Composite Score Average English Score Average Math Score Average Reading Score Average Science Score
National 49 21.1 20.6 21.1 21.3 20.9
Alabama 81 20.3 20.4 19.6 20.7 20.1
Alaska 40 21.2 20.3 21.4 21.7 21.0
Arizona 34 19.7 18.6 20.3 19.9 19.6
Arkansas 91 19.9 19.6 19.7 20.2 19.8
California 24 22.1 21.6 22.7 22.0 21.4
Colorado 100 20.7 20.1 20.4 20.9 20.7
Connecticut 26 23.9 24.0 23.9 24.1 23.1
Delaware 16 22.4 22.0 22.4 22.7 22.0
District of Columbia 28 20.0 19.7 20.2 20.4 19.4
Florida 66 19.6 18.8 19.9 20.2 19.1
Georgia 47 20.6 20.1 20.7 20.8 20.3
Hawaii 24 21.3 20.6 21.8 21.3 21.1
Idaho 64 21.7 21.1 21.3 22.2 21.5
Illinois 100 20.9 20.6 20.9 20.8 20.7
Indiana 29 22.3 21.7 22.4 22.6 21.9
Iowa 61 22.3 21.7 21.9 22.6 22.4
Kansas 79 22.0 21.4 21.8 22.3 21.9
Kentucky 100 19.6 19.2 19.1 20.0 19.6
Louisiana 100 20.2 20.4 19.7 20.3 20.1
Maine 9 23.3 23.3 23.2 23.8 22.5
Maryland 20 22.1 21.8 22.2 22.2 21.6
Massachusetts 22 24.2 24.1 24.6 24.4 23.2
Michigan 100 20.0 19.3 19.9 20.1 20.3
Minnesota 72 22.9 22.3 23.0 22.9 22.8
Mississippi 100 18.7 18.6 18.2 18.8 18.7
Missouri 71 21.6 21.5 21.0 21.9 21.6
Montana 60 22.1 21.3 21.9 22.7 22.0
Nebraska 76 22.1 21.8 21.7 22.3 22.0
Nevada 31 21.4 20.7 21.4 21.8 21.3
New Hampshire 18 23.7 23.7 23.7 24.1 23.0
New Jersey 19 23.2 23.1 23.7 23.3 22.4
New Mexico 72 19.8 19.0 19.5 20.2 20.0
New York 28 23.4 22.7 23.8 23.5 23.0
North Carolina 18 21.9 21.2 22.4 22.2 21.4
North Dakota 98 20.7 19.8 20.8 20.8 20.8
Ohio 69 21.8 21.1 21.5 22.1 21.8
Oklahoma 76 20.7 20.5 19.9 21.3 20.6
Oregon 35 21.5 20.6 21.6 21.8 21.2
Pennsylvania 17 22.3 21.9 22.6 22.6 21.8
Rhode Island 12 23.0 23.1 22.8 23.5 22.1
South Carolina 56 20.1 19.4 20.3 20.3 20.1
South Dakota 81 21.8 21.0 21.8 22.0 22.1
Tennessee 100 19.5 19.4 19.0 19.7 19.4
Texas 36 20.8 19.6 21.5 20.7 20.8
Utah 73 21.8 21.4 21.2 22.3 21.7
Vermont 28 22.7 22.5 22.6 23.0 22.2
Virginia 24 22.3 22.1 22.2 22.7 21.8
Washington 20 22.8 22.3 22.9 23.1 22.3
West Virginia 65 20.6 20.6 19.5 21.2 20.5
Wisconsin 71 22.2 21.6 22.1 22.2 22.3
Wyoming 100 20.3 19.4 20.0 20.8 20.4

In spring 2010, all public high school eleventh graders in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wyoming were tested with the ACT as required by each state. Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wyoming students who met ACT's 2011 graduating class criteria are included in the 2011 graduating class average score results. Consistent with ACT's reporting policies, graduating class test results are reported only for students tested under standard time conditions.

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