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Statistics on children, youth and families in Washington, D.C. from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and DC Action
ACT scores of graduating seniors
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Definition and Source
The "percent" rows indicate the percentage of students tested meeting college readiness benchmarks.
"Composite percent" indicates students meeting the benchmarks in all four subjects.
The ACT Profile Reports present data about the performance of each state's graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors or seniors.
The ACT reports College Readiness Benchmark Scores. A benchmark scores is the minimum scores needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college courses, which include English Composition, Algebra, Social Science and Biology. As of August 2013, the College Readiness Benchmark Scores are: English 18, Math 22, Reading 22 and Science 23.
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