College Readiness Benchmarks Over Time
The percent of students meeting all four Benchmarks increased slightly between 2006 and 2010. About 1 in 5 ACT-tested high school graduates met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in 2006, compared to about 1 in 4 doing so in 2010.
Between 2006 and 2010, Benchmark attainment percentages remained relatively stable in Reading and Mathematics: about 53% of ACT-tested graduates met the Reading Benchmark while about 43% met the Mathematics Benchmark. A slightly higher percentage of graduates met the Science Benchmark in 2010 than in 2006. In English, there was a slight decrease in the percentage of graduates meeting the Benchmark over this period.