College Readiness Benchmarks Over Time
The percent of students meeting all four Benchmarks increased slightly between 2007 and 2011. About 1 in 4 ACT-tested high school graduates met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in 2011, compared to 23% doing so in 2007.
Between 2007 and 2011, Benchmark attainment percentages remained relatively stable in Reading: 52% to 53% of ACT-tested graduates met the Reading Benchmark over this period. Slightly higher percentages of students met the Mathematics or Science Benchmark in 2011 than in 2007. In English, there was a decrease in the percentage of students meeting the Benchmark over this period.