St. Joseph’s Academy senior Anna LeJeune earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, approximately one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each of which are scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
In a letter to LeJeune recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda wrote, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school.
Mindy Brodhead Averitt
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