Michigan’s share of SAT test takers who scored proficient on both reading and math is 21 percentage points lower than the “Top Ten” average and 19 percentage points below the peer state average. Michigan's overall SAT performance trails that of other states, due in part to its 100% student participation rate—a much higher rate than most states.
What It Is: The share of students who took the SAT and met benchmark standards for both reading and math.
Why It Matters: Well-prepared high school graduates help a state maintain a strong talent base.
Note: Michigan began administering the SAT to all students in 2016; 2017 is the first year for which complete data are available.