The ACT College Readiness is a college admissions examination that measures the proficiency of high school students in English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT scores displayed at MI School Data are from the ACT Plus Writing portion of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME).
The data are important because the ACT College Readiness Benchmark is the minimum score required on that multiple-choice ACT test- English, Math, Reading, or Science-for a student to have a high probability of success in a related first-year, credit-bearing college course. A student who meets a Benchmark has approximately a 50% chance of earning a B or better and approximately a 75 percent chance of earning a C or better in the corresponding course.
After choosing the report year you can explore by entity (school, district, intermediate school district, and statewide), by subject (math, English, reading, or science), and by different demographic factors such as gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
You can also see how ACT College Readiness results have been trending over a period of time.
Exploring the ACT College Readiness report can answer questions like:
What percentage of the students from my local high school met the benchmark for each content area?
Select your high school under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose report year, assessment subject, and under report category, select all students. When your report appears, select Percentage in the view bar at the top.
How do the results compare for female and male students?
Select your district under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose report year, assessment subject, and under report category, select gender.
Are there disparities in scores based upon race and ethnicity?
Select Statewide/All ISDs in State under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose report year, assessment subject, and under report category, select race/ethnicity.
Is my school doing better each year?
Select your school under Edit Report/Find Location. Under Report Settings, choose the most recent School Year; select assessment subject, and under report category select all students. Once the report is available click on the trend view in the upper right corner.
I would like to be able to examine the complete data for all the schools in the state. How can I get that report?
The full data spreadsheet i available [to authorized users] in the School Data File.
How can I get a spreadsheet to examine this data?
You can select the Download/Print button at the top of the page. This will provide a spreadsheet of the data from your current search settings. You can download the spreadsheet as a PDF or .CSV file. If you want to view unsuppressed data for your school, sign in with the secure login given to you by your school administrator.
The ACT College Readiness data are based on ACT administrations completed during the Michigan Merit Examination in the spring of grade 11.
The results are reported at the school where the student tested. Non-public schools results are published and included in the entity breakdown table for the parent district/ISD where located. However, the district report does not include any students who are enrolled in non-public schools.
The ACT Composite Score is the average of your four test scores, rounded to the nearest whole number. Fractions less than one-half are rounded down; fractions one-half or more are rounded up. The scoring range for the composite score is 1 to 36.
Each ACT College Readiness Benchmark is the minimum score required on that multiple-choice ACT test- English, Math, Reading, or Science. The Benchmarks are empirically derived from the performance of a large, nationally representative sample of first-year students in two- and four-year postsecondary institutions. Therefore, each Benchmark represents a criterion for success for atypical student at a typical institution.
For additional information about the ACT, composite score, and scoring please refer to this link:
You can select and compare data at different entity levels: statewide, by intermediate school district (ISD), by school district, and by individual schools that include all local education agency (LEA) and public school academy (PSA) schools. Public school academies, also known as charter schools, are considered their own school district.
Local educational agency such as a school district or charter school/public school academy (PSA).
Economically Disadvantaged (ED) Students are those who have been determined to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals via locally gathered and approved family applications under the National School Lunch program, are in households receiving food (SNAP) or cash (TANF) assistance, are homeless, are migrant, or are in foster care. When any of these conditions are present, a student is considered ED.
Information about race and ethnicity categories can be found on the CEPI website. Note: When viewing trend data you may see gaps and breaks because federal definitions and categories have changed over the years.
The sex of the student, male or female.
English Language Learners
Limited English Proficient (LEP) students who speak a language other than English as their primary language and who have difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding English.
A student whose family has moved within the previous 36 months to obtain temporary or seasonal work in agriculture or fishing.
Students With Disabilities
Students with one or more specific impairments that require special education or related services and have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
<10, <5%, >95%
These labels are used in place of the actual data when there is a risk of identifying an individual student (unless you have logged in as a secure user).
The Statewide Data for Report file provides data for the most recent year. To access data for previous
years at the statewide level please use the School Data File.
To change these settings go to edit report
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