American College Test (ACT)

  • What is the ACT?

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test. Results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

    What is the ACT Composite Score?

    A student’s Composite score and each test score (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science) range from 1 (low) to 36 (high). The Composite Score is the average of four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number. Fractions less than one-half are rounded down; fractions one-half or more are rounded up.


    Did You Know
    • ACT participation in the WCASD is at an all-time high.

    • Average ACT composite and subject scores continue to surpass state averages.
    • In 2017, all ACT Average ACT composite and subject scores were at all-time high levels in the WCASD




    The following chart describes the five-year trends in average ACT scores from 2013 to 2017:

    Graduation Year Total Tested  Composite
      District  State District State
    2013 328 26,171 23.8 22.7
    2014 340 27,136 23.6 22.7
    2015 425 29,776 24.5 22.9
    2016 436 31,342 24.5 23.1
    2017 457 30,987 24.9 23.7

    The following chart describes the five-year trends in average ACT scores from 2013 to 2017:

    Graduation Year English Mathematics Reading
      District State District State District State
    2013 23.4 22.2 24.3 23.0 23.9 23.0
    2014 23.0 22.1 23.9 22.8 23.8 23.0
    2015 24.3 22.5 24.8 22.8 24.4 23.2
    2016 23.8 22.6 24.6 23.0 24.9 23.6
    2017 24.3 23.4 25.2 23.4 25.1 24.2