COVINGTON, Ga. - Rebekah T. Stowe, daughter of Lynn Malcom and Matthew Stowe and a junior at Eastside High School earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
“I am so proud of Rebekah and all that she has accomplished,” Malcom said. “In seventh grade Rebekah received an award at Duke College for her score on the ACT through the DukeTip Program. This put Rebekah on a path to try and receive a perfect score. She has worked very hard and very diligently for the last several years through studying, reading and taking the AcadEX ACT prep class through EHS. After taking the test a couple of times, Rebekah scored her 36 on the Feb. 2018 ACT.”
On average, only around one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
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 test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included in the ACT composite score.
In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda said, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of the 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 is a curriculum-based achievement exam that meausres what students have learned in school. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas.
ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.