ACT Achievement

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.[1]

The 100% participation average reflects performance in states that require all students to take the ACT. The median of the top 5 states includes only states that have a minimum of 60% of students taking the ACT.

Data Source

ACT. The condition of college & career readiness.


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[1] ACT. (2018). The condition of college & career readiness 2018.