College Readiness Benchmarks by State
Of the 28 states where at least 40% of all 2009 high school graduates took the ACT, 30%–32% of graduates in 2 of these states met all four College Readiness Benchmarks. In another 8 states, 25%–29% of graduates met all four Benchmarks.
In 4 states, 20%–24% of graduates met all four College Readiness Benchmarks in 2009, while less than 20% of graduates met all four Benchmarks in 14 states. In no state did more than 32% of ACT-tested graduates meet all four benchmarks.