Thursday, August 21, 2014
Which race did best on the latest ACT college admissions test?
On the benchmarks, Asian-American test-takers did best, with 57% meeting three or more. Forty-nine percent of white test-takers met three or more standards – compared to 23% of Latino test-takers and 11% of African-American test-takers. African Americans scored lowest on the test. Just 10% of African-American students who were tested met the science benchmark. The average composite score for African Americans was 17.0, an increase of just 0.1 points from 2010. Latinos earned an average composite score of 18.8. White students notched an average of 22.3 points, and Asians recorded an average of 23.5.