- 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 BenchmarksOn Target and Attained
For all subjects, the percentages of 10th graders meeting the Benchmarks were higher than the corresponding percentages of 8th graders. With the exception of English, the percentages of high school graduates meeting the Benchmarks were equal to or higher than the corresponding percentages of 10th graders.
A quarter (25%) of 2012 ACT-tested graduates met all four College Readiness Benchmarks, while only 20% of 201112 PLAN®-tested 10th graders and 12% of 201112 EXPLORE®-tested students did so. Across the grade levels, only the English Benchmark was met by more than 50% of all tested students.
Note: Data here are cross sectional and not longitudinal, reflecting three different groups of students.
Percent of 201112 EXPLORE-Tested 8th Graders, 201112 PLAN-Tested 10th Graders, and 2012 ACT-Tested Graduates Meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, 2012
Graph reads: In 2012, 65% of 201112 EXPLORE-tested students met the College Readiness Benchmark in English, while 70% of 201112 PLAN-tested students and 67% of 2012 ACTtested graduates did so.
|Subject||EXPLORE-Tested 8th Graders||PLAN-Tested 10th Graders||ACT-Tested Graduates|
|All Four Subjects||12%||20%||25%|