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ACT National and State Scores - The National Score Report section provides 10-year trend data, in both text and interactive charts, on the number of graduating seniors taking the ACT; the national average ACT composite score (both overall and disaggregated by gender); national average scores in English, math, reading and science; and the percent of ACT-tested seniors who reported completing a core curriculum. The 2009 national average composite scores disaggregated by race. The state average scores section provides details about each stateís performance in these areas. The number of graduating seniors taking the ACT reached an all-time high in 2009, though the average composite score of 21.1 did not change from 2008. The 2009 report includes college readiness by state. (ACT, Inc., August 2009)...

UC and the SAT: Predictive Validity and Differential Impact of the SAT I and SAT II at the University of California - In the wake of President Richard Atkinsonís proposal that the University of California (UC) system drop the SAT I requirement for admission comes this report on the difference between the SAT I and SAT II. Based on records of 78,000 first-time freshmen over the last four years, the study reports that SAT II achievement tests are a better predictor of freshman grades than the SAT I reasoning test for UC students. UC currently requires freshman applicants to submit both the SAT I and SAT II scores for admission. (Saul Geiser and Roger Studley, University of California, October 29, 2001)...


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