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April 1, 2022

Local Student Achieves Top ACT Score

Top act score

On behalf of the National ACT Office and Ankeny Community School District we would like to extend our congratulations to Sydney Madetzke on her perfect ACT score. Sydney earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. Less than one-half of 1% of all test takers earn the top score.

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.

“Earning a top score on the ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin. “A student’s exceptional score of 36 will provide any college or university with ample evidence of their readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”

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 US.

Sydney is a Junior at Ankeny High School.