College Readiness Benchmarks Over Time
The percent of students meeting all Benchmarks remained essentially the same between 2005 and 2009. Annually, about 1 in 5 ACT-tested high school graduates met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks during this period.
From 2005 to 2009, about 68% of ACT-tested high school graduates met the English Benchmark, while about 53% met the Benchmark in Reading. Fewer students met the Mathematics Benchmark (about 42%) or the Science Benchmark (about 27%) in each of the five years.