Information Brief 2012-10
ACT College Readiness Benchmark Attainment by Career Interests
The chart below shows how attainment of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in English, mathematics, reading, and science among ACT-tested 2011 high school graduates varies with occupational choice across racial/ethnic groups. The percentage of students who met all 4 ACT College Readiness Benchmarks varies substantially both by occupational choice and by racial/ethnic group.
Percentage Meeting All 4 College Readiness Benchmarks by Occupational Choice
|Applied Arts (Visual)||3||21||7||20|
|Engineering & Technologies||7||44||18||46|
|Medical Diagnosis & Treatment||9||54||19||39|
|Natural Science & Technologies||8||50||19||42|
Note: The data for All Students are based on approximately 1.6 million students who took the ACT® test in 2011. All other data are based on a subset of 944,366 students who reported an occupational choice and were very sure or fairly sure about their choice. About 6 percent of these students were very sure or fairly sure about their choice but did not specify it.
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