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Villa Madonna Student Scores Perfect 36 on ACT

Villa Madonna senior Ben Zalla scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.

Last year, only 2,760 of more than 2 million test-takers scored a 36. That represents around one-tenth of one percent of all students.

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 within the ACT composite score. 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 subject areas.

ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.

Zalla, of Taylor Mill, is also a National Merit Semifinalist based on his PSAT scores.

-Staff report