College Readiness Benchmarks by State
Of the 28 states where at least 40% of all 2010 high school graduates took the ACT, in only 1 did more than 50% of their ACT-tested graduates meet at least three College Readiness Benchmarks. In no state did more than 54% of ACT-tested graduates meet three or four Benchmarks.
In 11 states, 40%49% of their graduates met at least three of the four Benchmarks. In another 10 states, 30%39% of graduates met at least three of the four College Readiness Benchmarks in 2010, while less than 30% of graduates did so in 6 states.