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.

WJCC consistently outperforms both the state and nation in all tested subjects. In 2017, WJCC students had a higher average composite score than the year before. Students in the Class of 2017 also scored higher than the previous year’s graduates in English and reading.

CompositeEnglishMathReadingScience
WJCCVAUSWJCCVAUSWJCCVAUSWJCCVAUSWJCCVAUS
201223.422.421.123.222.120.523.522.321.123.822.721.322.621.920.9
201324.522.620.924.322.320.224.322.520.925.123.121.123.922.220.7
201423.422.82122.622.420.323.422.720.92423.421.32322.420.8
201523.7232123.622.820.423.422.820.824.223.621.423.222.820.9
201624.323.320.823.922.920.124.322.920.624.72421.323.823.120.8
201724.423.72124.423.320.323.923.220.725.124.421.423.723.421

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

Resource Links
WJCC & Virginia Benchmarks