Jurisdiction ACT 2006 ACT 2013 Change Percent change SAT 2006 SAT 2013 Change Percent change
Alabama 32,860 38,122 5,262 16% 3,879 3,558 -321 -8%
Alaska 1,987 2,724 737 37% 3,945 3,867 -78 -2%
Arizona 10,740 31,658 20,918 195% 18,615 22,283 3,668 20%
Arkansas 21,005 25,875 4,870 23% 1,489 1,172 -317 -21%
California 55,733 107,243 51,510 92% 191,740 234,767 43,027 22%
Colorado 47,105 56,027 8,922 19% 11,806 7,518 -4,288 -36%
Connecticut 5,093 11,551 6,458 127% 34,522 36,053 1,531 4%
Delaware 471 1,423 952 202% 6,406 9,669 3,263 51%
District of Columbia 1077 1,647 570 53% 3,593 3,977 384 11%
Florida 66,299 124,131 57,832 87% 94,601 112,554 17,953 19%
Georgia 25,064 48,505 23,441 94% 58,309 72,119 13,810 24%
Hawaii 2,260 5,345 3,085 137% 7,821 8,590 769 10%
Idaho 9,602 8,624 -978 -10% 3,163 17,352 14,189 449%
Illinois 137,399 160,066 22,667 16% 12,694 6,893 -5,801 -46%
Indiana 13,237 26,227 12,990 98% 41,568 48,476 6,908 17%
Iowa 22,233 22,526 293 1% 1,477 1,054 -423 -29%
Kansas 23,056 24,268 1,212 5% 2,545 1,823 -722 -28%
Kentucky 29,786 49,551 19,765 66% 4,417 2,158 -2,259 -51%
Louisiana 33,139 45,305 12,166 37% 2,622 2,461 -161 -6%
Maine 1,536 1,283 -253 -16% 10,895 14,501 3,606 33%
Maryland 7,758 13,820 6,062 78% 45,231 48,106 2,875 6%
Massachusetts 8,865 16,058 7,193 81% 59,529 60,791 1,262 2%
Michigan 72,751 120,451 47,700 66% 10,405 4,300 -6,105 -59%
Minnesota 41,650 44,676 3,026 7% 6,106 3,749 -2,357 -39%
Mississippi 23,765 27,749 3,984 17% 1,151 996 -155 -13%
Missouri 42,885 49,217 6,332 15% 4,266 2,743 -1,523 -36%
Montana 6,033 6,631 598 10% 3,024 2,308 -716 -24%
Nebraska 15,892 17,745 1,853 12% 1,498 827 -671 -45%
Nevada 4,935 7,602 2,667 54% 7,120 11,403 4,283 60%
New Hampshire 1,779 2,987 1,208 68% 12,354 11,338 -1,016 -8%
New Jersey 7,823 24,202 16,379 209% 82,990 83,489 499 1%
New Mexico 11,539 13,423 1,884 16% 2,549 2,303 -246 -10%
New York 29,967 53,287 23,320 78% 153,518 157,989 4,471 3%
North Carolina 10,359 95,782 85,423 825% 52,690 58,100 5,410 10%
North Dakota 6,335 7,102 767 12% 291 174 -117 -40%
Ohio 81,564 92,813 11,249 14% 34,970 22,205 -12,765 -37%
Oklahoma 26,425 28,988 2,563 10% 2,549 1,879 -670 -26%
Oregon 4,409 12,857 8,448 192% 18,357 18,440 83 0%
Pennsylvania 12,651 26,171 13,520 107% 103,445 101,368 -2,077 -2%
Rhode Island 920 1,612 692 75% 8,130 8,025 -105 -1%
South Carolina 14,816 20,868 6,052 41% 23,556 26,320 2,764 12%
South Dakota 6,807 6,723 -84 -1% 335 262 -73 -22%
Tennessee 44,985 69,641 24,656 55% 7,091 5,296 -1,795 -25%
Texas 73,524 109,841 36,317 49% 129,784 172,870 43,086 33%
Utah 21,561 34,514 12,953 60% 2,090 1,835 -255 -12%
Vermont 1,528 2,005 477 31% 5,505 4,720 -785 -14%
Virginia 11,519 22,165 10,646 92% 56,336 60,640 4,304 8%
Washington 9,685 14,316 4,631 48% 34,150 40,254 6,104 18%
West Virginia 10,990 11,426 436 4% 3,508 2,774 -734 -21%
Wisconsin 44,275 46,574 2,299 5% 4,012 2,632 -1,380 -34%
Wyoming 3,871 5,896 2,025 52% 570 223 -347 -61%

SOURCE: Washington Post analysis of College Board and ACT data. GRAPHIC: Nick Anderson and Dan Keating - The Washington Post. Published March 14, 2014.