About this Indicator
The proportion of students taking the ACT who meet college readiness benchmarks provides one measure of the academic preparation of college-bound students. Benchmark scores in English, mathematics, reading, and science delineate a 75 percent likelihood of attaining at least a “C” in first-year college-level courses.
The 100% participation average reflects performance in Midwestern states that require all students to take the ACT. The median of the top 5 states includes only states that have a minimum of 65% of students taking the ACT.
ACT. The Condition of College & Career Readiness.
 ACT. (2018). The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2018.