St. Louis, January 21, 2010 – Zach Frazer, a senior at Lafayette High School in Wildwood, achieved a perfect ACT score of 36.
“I thought I did well, but I didn’t think I could do that,” says Frazer.
Frazer was one of only 29 college-bound students in Missouri to achieve a 36, the highest possible composite score on the ACT. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a score of 36 varies from test to test, less than one-tenth of one percent achieve the top score.
“I am considering a major in business,” says Frazer. “I haven’t decided yet, but I am looking at several schools including Northwestern, Washington University in St. Louis, and UCLA,” Frazer adds.
Frazer offered the following advice to students preparing for an upcoming test. “Stay focused, relax and don’t worry while taking the test.”
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. For purposes of comparison, the average composite score for the national high school graduating class of 2009 was 21.1 out of 36, Rockwood’s class of 2009 scored well above the nation with an average composite score of 24.3.