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Marion High School student earns perfect score on ACT test

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October 20, 2017
A member of Marion High School’s Class of 2018 can claim an achievement few others can: a perfect score on the ACT test.
Elizabeth Wuertley, MHS senior, learned of her achievement last month. According to the ACT organization, on average only 0.1 percent of test takers earn a perfect score. (That means out of every 10,000 test takers, only 10 would be expected to earn a perfect score, based on ACT’s historical data.)
The ACT, a curriculum-based achievement exam, consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Elizabeth earned a composite score of 36, the highest possible, signaling a mastery of those skills.
In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda called the achievement “significant and rare.”
Marion High School congratulates Elizabeth on this outstanding achievement!
Patricia Gibson, Director of Communications