College Readiness Benchmark Attainment by State

The chart below shows the percentage of 2013 ACT-tested graduates in each state who met or exceeded the ACT College Readiness Benchmark score in each subject.

State Number of Graduates Tested Met All 4 Benchmarks Met English Benchmark Met Reading Benchmark Met Mathematics Benchmark Met Science Benchmark
National 1799243 26 64 44 44 36
Alabama 38122 20 66 41 31 30
Alaska 2724 28 65 48 48 38
Arizona 31658 21 53 37 38 28
Arkansas 25875 20 63 39 35 29
California 107243 33 72 51 58 41
Colorado 56027 25 62 42 39 36
Connecticut 11551 46 86 66 68 56
Delaware 1423 40 77 59 59 49
District of Columbia 1647 29 54 43 39 33
Florida 124131 19 54 38 35 26
Georgia 48505 23 64 43 38 33
Hawaii 5345 21 56 37 43 30
Idaho 8624 32 74 54 52 43
Illinois 160066 25 63 41 42 35
Indiana 26227 31 70 51 53 41
Iowa 22526 32 76 54 50 46
Kansas 24268 30 72 51 51 42
Kentucky 49551 18 57 36 30 28
Louisiana 45305 16 60 33 29 25
Maine 1283 41 83 62 64 53
Maryland 13820 36 73 54 54 45
Massachusetts 16058 46 84 66 72 55
Michigan 120451 21 57 37 35 33
Minnesota 44676 39 78 57 62 52
Mississippi 27749 12 54 29 21 20
Missouri 49217 28 72 49 45 41
Montana 6631 28 66 50 49 39
Nebraska 17745 28 71 48 46 41
Nevada 7602 27 66 48 47 37
New Hampshire 2987 43 84 64 66 54
New Jersey 24202 40 77 58 64 48
New Mexico 13423 19 56 38 33 29
New York 53287 43 80 61 68 54
North Carolina 95782 17 43 31 33 25
North Dakota 7102 23 61 41 43 35
Ohio 92813 31 71 51 49 44
Oklahoma 28988 23 66 45 37 35
Oregon 12857 31 66 50 50 42
Pennsylvania 26171 38 77 57 61 47
Rhode Island 1612 39 78 60 58 48
South Carolina 20868 22 62 41 39 32
South Dakota 6723 32 72 52 53 46
Tennessee 69641 18 58 36 29 27
Texas 109841 26 61 43 48 36
Utah 34514 24 63 45 38 36
Vermont 2005 39 79 59 61 50
Virginia 22165 37 76 57 57 47
Washington 14316 39 75 58 60 49
West Virginia 11426 20 69 45 33 34
Wisconsin 46574 33 75 53 54 47
Wyoming 5896 20 55 39 33 30

In spring 2012, all public high school 11th graders in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming were tested with the ACT as required by each state. Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming students who met ACT's 2013 graduating class criteria are included in the 2013 graduating class average score results.

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