In 2018, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Education and a community advisory group, the Data Recognition Corporation designated scores to determine if a student is considered proficient (on grade level) based on their score on the ACT.

The State determined that a student is proficient (on grade level) on the ACT if he/she scores a 17 or higher (up to 36) on the English Language Arts portion (a combination of English, reading, and writing).

Note: The designated ACT proficiency cut scores above are LOWER than the college entry score requirements for students who do not wish to take remedial courses, which is a 22.