Average ACT scores by subject and race/ethnicity: 1997 to 2004 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 4.9: Student Performance on College Entrance Examinations

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Table 4.9b. Average ACT scores by subject and race/ethnicity: 1997 to 2004
Year       Total  White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Mexican-American Puerto Rican/ other Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native
English
1997 20.3 22.2 17.4 18.9 19.2 21.2 19.5
1998 20.4 22.2 17.5 18.7 19.9 21.3 19.7
1999 20.5 22.4 17.5 18.7 20.0 21.3 19.8
2000 20.5 22.3 17.4 18.6 19.8 21.3 19.7
2001 20.5 21.3 16.2 17.5 18.6 20.7 17.8
2002 20.2 22.2 17.2 18.0 19.3 21.2 19.2
2003 20.3 21.3 16.2 17.2 18.1 20.7 17.7
2004 20.4 22.5 17.2 18.3 19.1 21.7 19.5
Mathematics
1997 20.6 22.3 17.8 20.1 20.324.1 20.0
1998 20.8 22.5 17.7 19.8 20.9 24.2 20.0
1999 20.7 22.3 17.7 19.8 20.7 23.8 20.0
2000 20.7 22.4 17.6 19.6 20.6 23.9 20.0
2001 20.7 21.3 16.8 18.7 19.4 23.1 18.4
2002 20.6 22.3 17.3 19.2 20.0 23.6 19.8
2003 20.6 21.3 16.7 18.3 18.9 22.9 18.3
2004 20.7 22.4 17.5 19.4 19.9 23.6 19.9
NOTE: Test-takers were asked to self-identify a single racial/ethnic group. Scores for both English and Mathematics range from 0 to 36.
SOURCE: American College Testing Program, ACT National Scores Reports, 1997 to 2004.

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