Why does it matter? Students and higher education institutions benefit when high school assessments are aligned with college entrance expectations. Additionally, students who previously did not have college expectations benefit when they are encouraged to pursue postsecondary education based on the results of statewide mandatory college admission assessments.Three states—Colorado, Illinois and Michigan—currently require all grade 11 students to take the ACT. These states will be joined by Kentucky beginning in spring 2008 and West Virginia in spring 2009. Wyoming requires all students to take either the ACT or WorkKeys assessment.One state—Maine—requires all grade 11 students to take the SAT. Idaho will require all grade 11 students to take the ACT, SAT or COMPASS beginning in spring 2011.All sources for all data points are available through this link.Last updated: April 11, 2007Please contact Jennifer Dounay at 303.299.3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments about this database.