Number of College Readiness Benchmarks Attained

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About 72% of all 2012 ACT-tested high school graduates met at least one of the four College Readiness Benchmarks in English, Reading, Mathematics, or Science.

Fully 28% of all graduates did not meet any of the College Readiness Benchmarks, while 47% met between 1 and 3 Benchmarks. Twenty-five percent of all 2012 ACT-tested high school graduates met all four College Readiness Benchmarks, meaning that 1 in 4 were academically ready for college coursework in all four subject areas.

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Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained, 2012

Graph reads: In 2012, 25% of ACT-tested high school graduates met all four College Readiness Benchmarks, 15% met 3 Benchmarks, 17% met 2 Benchmarks, 15% met 1 Benchmark, and 28% met none of the Benchmarks.

StatusPercent
Met No Benchmarks28%
Met 1 Benchmark15%
Met 2 Benchmarks17%
Met 3 Benchmarks15%
Met All 4 Benchmarks25%

Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.