May 21, 2012
Stephen Ramaley, a junior at Laguna Creek High School, can now count himself among the elite of ACT test-takers in 2012. Ramaley scored a perfect score of 36 on the exam.
This achievement is both significant and rare. According to ACT, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of all ACT test takers earns a perfect score. Among ACT-tested U.S. high school graduates in the class of 2011, on 704 of more than 1.6 million students earned a perfect composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is score on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take ACT’s optional Writing Test; however, the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score. ACT scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.