College Readiness Benchmarks by State
Of the 29 states where at least 40% of all 2011 high school graduates took the ACT, in only 1 state did more than half of the graduates meet at least three of the four College Readiness Benchmarks. In another 11 states, 40%49% of graduates met three or four Benchmarks.
In 12 of the 29 states, 30%39% of graduates met at least three of the four College Readiness Benchmarks in 2011, while less than 30% of graduates did so in 5 states. In no state did more than 55% of ACT-tested graduates meet three or four Benchmarks.