College Readiness Benchmarks by Race/Ethnicity
Just over 4 in 10 (41%) Asian graduates met all four College Readiness Benchmarks in 2011, more than graduates from all other racial/ethnic groups. African American graduates were least likely to meet the Benchmarks4% met all four.
Students from most racial/ethnic groups were most likely to meet the English Benchmark, followed in order by the Reading, Mathematics, and Science Benchmarks. In three of the four subject areas, Benchmarks were met by at least 50% of Asian and White students, while one was met by at least 50% of Pacific Islander students. None of the Benchmarks were met by at least 50% of African American, American Indian, or Hispanic students.
Note: Race/ethnicity categories changed to reflect updated US Department of Education reporting requirements.