2009 Percent of ACT-Tested Graduates Ready for College-level Coursework by State

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The chart below shows the percentage of ACT-tested graduates in each state who met or exceeded the College Readiness Benchmark score in all four subjects and in each subject separately.

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College Readiness Benchmark Scores

A Benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college courses.
College Course or Course Area Test ACT Score
English Composition English 18
Algebra Mathematics 22
Social Sciences Reading 21
Biology Science 24