- Improving College & Career Readiness
- About This Report
- College Readiness
- Educational/Career Aspirations
- Access & Preparation
- Academic Performance
- A First Look at STEM
- Looking Back at the Class of 2012
- Academic Achievement & Academic Behaviors
- Policies & Practices to Increase Readiness
- 2013 ACT National and State Scores
Looking Back: Number of College Readiness Benchmarks Attained by the Class of 2012
About 72% of all 2012 ACT-tested high school graduates met at least one of the four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in English, Reading, Mathematics, or Science.
Fully 28% of all graduates did not meet any of the ACT 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 ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, meaning that 1 in 4 were academically ready for college coursework in all four subject areas.
Percent of 2012 ACT-Tested High School Graduates by Number of ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Attained
Graph reads: In 2012, 25% of ACT-tested high school graduates met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, 15% met 3 Benchmarks, 17% met 2 Benchmarks, 15% met 1 Benchmark, and 28% met none of the Benchmarks.
|Met No Benchmarks||28%|
|Met 1 Benchmark||15%|
|Met 2 Benchmarks||17%|
|Met 3 Benchmarks||15%|
|Met All 4 Benchmarks||25%|
Note: Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.