McIntyre records perfect ACT score

Maeve McIntyre (submitted photo)

Maeve McIntyre (submitted photo)

Xavier College Preparatory junior Maeve McIntyre scored a perfect score on the ACT national college admissions examination.

The ACT exam 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.

While the actual number of students earning the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 varies from year to year, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all testers achieves this distinction, according to a press release.

In the high school graduating class of 2015, only 1,598 of 1.92 million students earned the top score.

Lauren Riddiford, a Xavier graduate who will be a senior at Columbia University in the fall, scored a perfect score on the ACT in 2012, the release stated.

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