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Latest round of perfect ACTs

By: Bonnie Krueger


Parkway and Rockwood students continue to master the ACT college admissions and placement exam by earning perfect scores.

The four students who earned the highest possible score of 36 are: Parkway West High junior Paden Davis; Marquette High juniors Jake Besch and Brooke Davis; and Marquette High sophomore Sriya Kosaraju.

Davis also earned a perfect score on the PSAT exam, which is a standardized test administered by the College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Nationally, while the actual number of students earning the top score varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a perfect score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of nearly two million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of tests in English, math, 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 within the ACT composite score.

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year and commissioned by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, every high school junior is required to take the ACT exam at no cost to the student on a designated day in April.

Brooke Davis, Marquette High

Parkway West High Paden Davis

Jake Besch, Marquette High

Sriya Kosaraju Marquette High

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