Dataset

ACT Program Scores and Characteristics of College-Bound Students: 1970 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 259):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 42 rows and 13 columns.

For academic year ending in year shown. Except as indicated, test scores and characteristics of college-bound students. Through 1984, data based on 10 percent sample; thereafter, based on all ACT tested graduating seniors

Footnotes

  1. Beginning 1990, not comparable with previous
    years because a new version of the ACT was introduced. Estimated
    average composite scores for prior years: 1989, 20.6; 1988, 1987,
    and 1986, 20.8.
  2. Minimum score, 1; maximum score, 36.
  3. Prior to 1990, social studies; data not comparable
    with previous years.
  4. Prior to 1990, natural sciences; data not comparable
    with previous years.
  5. Beginning 1985, data are for seniors who graduated
    in year shown and had taken the ACT in their junior or senior years.
    Data by race are for those responding to the race question.
  6. 788 represents 788,000.
  7. Prior to 1990, 26 or above and 15 or below.
  8. Includes political and persuasive (e.g. sales) fields
    through 1975; 1980 and 1985 business and commerce; thereafter, business and management
    and business and office.
  9. Includes religion through 1975.
  10. Beginning 1990, not comparable with previous
    years because a new version of the ACT was introduced. Estimated
    average composite scores for prior years: 1989, 20.6; 1988, 1987,
    and 1986, 20.8.
  11. Minimum score, 1; maximum score, 36.
  12. Prior to 1990, social studies; data not comparable
    with previous years.
  13. Prior to 1990, natural sciences; data not comparable
    with previous years.
  14. Beginning 1985, data are for seniors who graduated
    in year shown and had taken the ACT in their junior or senior years.
    Data by race are for those responding to the race question.
  15. 788 represents 788,000.
  16. Prior to 1990, 26 or above and 15 or below.
  17. Includes political and persuasive (e.g. sales) fields
    through 1975; 1976-89 business and commerce; thereafter, business and management
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    and business and office.
  18. Includes religion through 1975.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.