College Readiness Benchmarks by State

Graph reads: In 2009, less than 20% of the ACT-tested high school graduates in 14 states (e.g., Florida) met all four College Readiness Benchmarks. An insufficient percentage of high school graduates in some states (e.g., California) took the ACT to include Benchmark attainment rates in this graph.
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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.

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