ACT results released: Gwinnett students continue to perform well on national college admissions test









ACT results released: Gwinnett students continue to perform well on national college admissions test

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) 2004-05 high school test-takers outperformed their peers in the state and in the nation on the ACT Assessment. The ACT is accepted by most colleges and universities as part of the screening for college acceptance. It consists of four subtests—English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. The four subtest scores make up a composite score.
  • Gwinnett’s composite mean is 21.2 out of a possible 36. The state average is 20.0 and the national average is 20.9. Gwinnett’s mean was higher than the score posted by 57% of other U.S. test-takers.
  • The highest subtest mean score was achieved in the area of mathematics with a score of 21.5, compared to 19.8 at the state level and 20.7 nationally. Gwinnett’s mean scores on other subtests were: English- 20.5, Reading- 21.3, and Science Reasoning- 21.0.
  • Historically, the SAT has been the primary college-admissions exam for Gwinnett students. However, many GCPS students are taking the ACT as well to provide a broader range of information to support college admissions decisions. Last spring, Gwinnett saw its highest percentage ever of ACT test-takers. 1,950 students (26.9% of Gwinnett seniors) took the ACT, compared to 1,863 students (or 26.1%) the previous year.
2005 ACT Results by School (pdf)