The ACT College Admissions Assessment is given to all students in the 11th grade and the ACT WorkKeys assessment is administered to students who are Career and Technical Education (CTE) concentrators. Beginning in 2012–13, The ACT and the ACT WorkKeys became part of North Carolina’s school accountability program.
In order to support student success on The ACT, North Carolina administers the PreACT assessment in the 10th grade. The PreACT is a diagnostic assessment that predicts future performance on The ACT. It also provides information to help parents, teachers, and students determine future goals.
Results of Grade 11 Statewide Administration of The ACT
North Carolina administers The ACT to all 11th graders during the March statewide administration. The data in this report is based on that statewide administration. This report includes benchmark results for the State, the 115 Public School Systems, and Charter Schools. It contains results on the four subtests that make up the Composite Score (English, Math, Reading, and Science).
Beginning with the 2015–16 school year results contain students who have taken one or more of the subtests rather than those with only a composite score.
Results of Graduates on the ACT
ACT provides results from The ACT administrations for graduates each year. This data includes results of students who indicated they would graduate in the reporting year on their ACT answer sheets. This report includes benchmark results for the State, the 115 Public School Systems, and Charter Schools. It contains results on the four subtests that comprise the Composite Score (English, Math, Reading, and Science). It does not contain the Writing subtest because it is not a required component for administrations outside of the North Carolina statewide administration.
2021–22 ACT Benchmark Percentages for Graduating Seniors
2020–21 ACT Benchmark Percentages for Graduating Seniors
2019–20 ACT Benchmark Percentages for Graduating Seniors
2018–19 ACT Benchmark Percentages for Graduating Seniors
2017–18 ACT Benchmark Percentages for Graduating Seniors
ACT WorkKeys Results
Results of the ACT WorkKeys Statewide Administration
North Carolina administers the ACT WorkKeys assessment to all CTE concentrators who complete a four-course CTE sequence prior to graduation. The ACT WorkKeys assessment provides a gauge of career readiness and is widely recognized as an industry credential. The data reported indicates the numbers of students meeting the standard of a Silver or higher (Gold or Platinum) certificate.
Beginning with 2012-13, ACT WorkKeys results are available through the Accountability Model Results.