Illinois is one of 10 states that requires all high school students to take the ACT college aptitude exam. When our students' test scores are compared only with the other nine states with an ACT requirement, Illinois scores pretty well. That changes when you compare Illinois' ACT scores to other Midwestern states and nationally. Illinois for several years has been following a national trend of falling scores on the ACT. This isn't good news for the state or the country. We have to do better preparing our students for college and the workforce. See the evidence in today's infographic.