Friday, February 27, 2009
ACT, Inc., has identified the ACT scores at which 75% of students pass introductory level college courses and 50% earn a B or better. The graph above lists each ACT subject with its resulting "benchmark" score.
The dark bar shows the percent of Kentucky juniors who reached that score in 2008, when 100% took the ACT.
The light comparison bar shows results for ACT's last nationally representative sample of seniors. States vary in how many students participate, making the sample the closest we can get to seeing results that are not tilted by an overrepresentation of students who are already planning to attend college.
Sources: Kentucky juniors here, representative sample from Technical Manual here.