The American College Testing (ACT) assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college level work in English, math, reading and science.


Percent of ACT-Tested Students Ready for College-Level Coursework

A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college courses.

  • English Composition: 18 on ACT English test
  • College Algebra: 22 on ACT Mathematics test
  • Social Science: 22 on ACT Reading test
  • Biology: 23 on ACT Science test

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Chart of College Readiness Benchmark