310.395.3204, ext. 71554 15 AUGUST 2011
SAMOHI STUDENT achieves top A.C.t. Score
Trent A. Nelson, son of Allen and
Rose Nelson and an incoming senior at
Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, roughly one-tenth of one percent receive a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2010, only 588 of nearly 1.6 million students earned a composite score of 36.
are very proud of
new principal, Laurel Fretz, stated, “Trent’s initiative to purposefully
prepare for the ACT – not just through his regular school work, but on his own
as well – is an example of what exemplary learners do.
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 ACT’s optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Jon Whitmore said, “While test scores are just one of the many 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.”
ACT test scores are accepted by all major
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