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Vermont

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Hawaii

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Montana

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Wyoming

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Massachusetts

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

New Jersey

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

North Dakota

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

New Hampshire

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Maryland

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Florida

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Washington

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Minnesota

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Indiana

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

North Carolina

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Ohio

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

District of Columbia

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Maine

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Kansas

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Texas

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Virginia

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Colorado

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Alaska

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Georgia

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Kentucky

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Idaho

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Missouri

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Utah

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Pennsylvania

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

West Virginia

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Arkansas

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

New York

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Arizona

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Iowa

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

South Dakota

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Tennessee

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Oregon

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

New Mexico

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Rhode Island

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Nebraska

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Illinois

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

South Carolina

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Nevada

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Connecticut

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Wisconsin

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Louisiana

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Oklahoma

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Delaware

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Michigan

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

California

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Mississippi

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Alabama

Academic Achievement

The data used for academic achievement are reading and mathematics results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a series of tests given to a representative sample of students in fourth and eighth grade.  Students who achieve the proficiency level or higher are included.

Postsecondary Readiness

High School Graduation Rates: High school graduation rates are from Education Week’s annual Diplomas Count publication. The class of 2013 cohort is the most recent data available.

ACT Scores: The ACT creates a “college-ready” benchmark—scores that their research predicts give students a 75% chance or better of earning a “C” or higher and a 50% chance of earning a “B” or higher in the corresponding entry-level college course in the ACT’s tested subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science). The data presented is the percentage of African-American students who scored “college ready” on all four tested subjects for the graduating class of 2015.

AP Exam Taking Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who took an Advanced Placement exam during high school.

AP Exam Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed an Advanced Placement exam during high school. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

Remedial Coursework Enrollment: Enrollment in math, English, or math and English remedial courses.

Remedial Coursework Success: Coursework success signified a student completed all required remedial coursework for the subjects in which the student required remediation.

Gateway College Courses Success: Completed a gateway course in all subjects for which they were enrolled in remedial courses.

International Competitiveness

AP STEM Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 10 AP Science Technology Engineering and Math exams (STEM). The 10 exams are Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, and Statistics). Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.

AP World Language Passage Rates: The percentage of African-American public high school students from the graduating class of 2014 who passed one of the 8 Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exams. The 8 exams are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature. Passing an AP exam is scoring a 3 or higher on AP’s 1–5 scale.