ACT scores of graduating seniors

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Definitions: (Number) Mean ACT score for each subject area or number of students taking the test in a given year.

(Percent) Percent of students tested meeting college readiness benchmarks. Composite percent indicates students meeting all four benchmarks.

Data Source: ACT: The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2017

Footnotes: Updated November 2017

The ACT Profile Reports present data about the performance of each state's 2015 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors or seniors.

The ACT reports College Readiness Benchmark Scores. A benchmark scores is the minimum scores needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college courses, which include English Composition, Algebra, Social Science and Biology. As of August 2013, the College Readiness Benchmark Scores are: English 18, Math 22, Reading 22 and Science 23.