Congratulations to Newport junior Michael Hu, who earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36. Nationally on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score.
Hu received a letter from the ACT chief executive officer stating, “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 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. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.