The Iowa City Community School District is excited to share the District’s ACT data for tested 2018 graduates. We are proud to report that once again the District's average composite ACT score of 24.9 exceeds the state's average, which comes in at 21.8 for 2018. The score scale for the exam is 1 to 36.
Average subject area scores for the District, state, and nation are shown in the table and chart below:
ACT Scores for 2018 Tested Graduates
Iowa City Comm. School District
Nationwide, 1,914,817 students took the test, with 625 District students and 24,028 Iowa students (68% of Iowa graduates) participating.
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test that measures skills taught in schools and deemed important for success in first-year college courses. The components of the exam include tests in English, math, reading, science, and (optional) writing. The ACT is accepted as a college entrance exam by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States.