ACT Scores (CA only) (Archives, 1999-2018)

Summary: ACT Results

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This database contains ACT scores for California school districts and schools.  The ACT is designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The ACT test covers four subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. Each subject area test receives a score ranging from 1 to 36.  Years reported refer to the first year of a traditional academic year, i.e., 2012 reflects test scores from the 2011-2012 academic year.  CDE reports the category "Average score" to zero decimal places in some years; other years contain two decimal places.  CDE began to report Average scores in reading, math, and science in 2018.


In addition, reported enrollment figures thru 2013 reflect only 12th grade; reported enrollment in 2014 reflects the entire school or district.  As a result, data from 2014 to the present may decrease sharply.

Geographic Coverage: City or Other Local Government

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1999 - 2018

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2019, October 1). ACT Scores (CA only) (Archives, 1999-2018).,-1999-2018).html?dbc=cmFuZF9jYWxpZm9ybmlh&bid=%27Mw==%27
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Derived From: California Department of Education

Updated:  Oct. 01, 2019 Estimated next update: Oct. 02, 2020

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