McQuaid Jesuit senior James Robinson earned the highest possible composite score – 36 – on the ACT college admission test. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four scores. Scored on a scale of 1 to 36. James took the test in July.
Nationally, only around two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2018, only 3,741 out of more than 1.9 million graduates who took the ACT earned a top composite score.
“Everyone at McQuaid is proud of James for this tremendous academic achievement,” says McQuaid Jesuit Principal Adam Baber. “This achievement speaks to the high quality young man James is, the support he receives from his family, and the well-rounded education he is receiving at McQuaid.”
ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.