Local Student Achieves Top ACT Score

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Bryan Lopez, son of Mario Lopez and Yolanda Lopez and a Junior at Edinburg High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who tool the ACT earned a composite score of 36. 

The ACT consists of tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Each score is on a scale of 1-36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for the test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score. 

In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, "Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as your pursue your education and career goals."

ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead. 

For more information about the student, please contact the student directly. For more information about the ACT and ACT scores, please call Ed Colby at (319) 337-1147 or e-mail ed.colby@act.org. Visit the ACT website at www.act.org. 

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