- Improving College & Career Readiness
- About This Report
- College Readiness
- Educational/Career Aspirations
- Access & Preparation
- Academic Performance
- Academic Achievement & Academic Behaviors
- Looking Back at the Class of 2011
- Policies & Practices to Increase Readiness
- 2012 ACT National and State Scores
College Readiness Benchmarks by State
Of the 28 states where at least 40% of all 2012 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 9 states, 40%49% of graduates met three or four Benchmarks.
In 15 of the 28 states, 30%39% of graduates met at least three of the four College Readiness Benchmarks in 2012, while less than 30% of graduates did so in 3 states. In no state did more than 55% of ACT-tested graduates meet three or four Benchmarks.
Percent of ACT-Tested High School Graduates Meeting Three or Four College Readiness Benchmarks by State, 2012
Graph reads: In 2012, less than 30% of ACT-tested high school graduates in 3 states (e.g., Kentucky) met three or four College Readiness Benchmarks.
3 or 4 Benchmarks
|Kentucky||Less than 30%|
|Mississippi||Less than 30%|
|Tennessee||Less than 30%|
Results are not shown for 22 states (e.g., California) within which less than 40% of graduates took the ACT.