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Share of Students Taking the ACT/SAT Tests, 2011-2012

This measure focuses on the share of students taking the ACT/SAT. The data come from the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights’ CRDC survey. We calculated the rates by dividing the number of course/test takers in each high school by the total enrollment in that high school. We calculated sub-group rates by dividing the number of course/test takers in the subgroup in each high school by the total enrollment for that subgroup in that high school. Since most students take the ACT/SAT in 11th and 12th grade, we might roughly expect that somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of all high school students take these courses and tests in a given year.