Mary Massman Earns Top ACT Score

Mary Massman, STA senior, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

Only around two-tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. For example, in the class of 2018, only 3,741 out of  more than 1.9 million graduates who took the ACT earned this highest composite score. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores (English, math, reading, and science), which are each scored on a scale of 1-36.

The ACT reports, "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 course in the core subject areas. ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the US."

Way to go, Mary!