Spencer Howells, a senior at Clovis North High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on his ACT college admission and placement exam. Nationally, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36.
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.
ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. four-year colleges and universities. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.