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College Readiness Standards and Benchmarks

Our College & Career Readiness System is directly tied to and aligned with the ACT College Readiness Standards™ and ACT College Readiness Benchmarks.

The Standards and Benchmarks define college readiness empirically, based on what postsecondary educators indicate is important for students to know and on actual student success in college. The Standards and Benchmarks together represent a single academic expectation for all students, regardless of whether they go on to college or career after high school.