Jackson earns perfect ACT score
Thu, 04/16/2020 - 8:29am classified@mont...
As any former and current Junior and Senior in High Schools across the United States knows, the American College Testing, can determine a lot about one’s future, from the amount of scholarships that will be available to them, to if they get accepted into college, for one local family, the ACT wasn’t a problem for their student.
Kathleen “Kate” Jackson, daughter of Stuart and Christy Jackson of Little Rock, and granddaughter of Mary Emily and the late Frank Jackson of Monticello, and a junior at Little Rock Central High School earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
Fewer than half of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the United State high school graduating class of 2019, only 4, 879 out of nearly 1.8 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.
English, mathematics, reading and science are all tested on the ACT with each scored on a numerical scale of 1 to 36. The composite score averages the test scores from the four tests.
“Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare,” said ACT CEO Marten Roorda in a letter to Jackson. “Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”
“The Act is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures 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 subjects areas,” said an ACT press release.
ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.