Rising Senior Achieves Perfect Score on ACT Test
Providence Day School rising senior Matt Bowling has received the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
The ACT test, administered by ACT Inc., is a curriculum-based education and career-planning tool for high school students that assesses their mastery of college readiness standards.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1–36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores.
Matt’s achievement is “significant and rare,” according to a letter from Marten Roorda, ACT’s chief executive officer.
“On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all test takers earn the top score,” said Roorda.
“Among ACT-tested U.S. high school graduates in the class of 2015, only 1,598 out of 1.92 million students earned an ACT Composite score of 36.”
While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, said Roorda, Matt’s “exceptional ACT Composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”