Explanation of the indicator:
The ACT is one of the components of the MME (Michigan Merit Exam) that is administered each spring to 11th grade students. A student is considered to be college ready if they meet the following ACT benchmarks: 18 in English, 21 in Reading, 22 in Math, and 24 in Science.
In some cases, County-level data are not available from the same data source used by the State. In other cases, County-level data are not available for the same time frame used by the State. In these instances, data sources and time frames were selected that most closely match those of the State. Due to this difference, it must be noted that comparisons may not be completely equivalent in all cases. Michigan's data source is the Michigan Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability.