Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Only one-tenth of one percent of students that take the ACT will earn the top composite score of 36.
Two Jacobs High School seniors joined the ranks of an elite few after earning a perfect score on a recent ACT test. Chad Franzen, son of David and Linda Franzen, and Isaac Frankel, son of Roddy and Hong Frankel, both earned a top composite score of 36 on their ACTs, according to a District 300 press release. Among the graduating high school classes of 2011, only 704 of more than 1.6 million students across the U.S. earned a 36 on their ACTs. Roughly one-tenth of 1 percent will earn the score in any given year, according to the news release. The ACT test consists of sections in English, mathematics, reading and science and each test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. ACT scores are accpeted by all major U.S. colleges.
Friday, March 18, 2011
This week's Whiz Kid features Huntley High School student Christopher Cowart who earned a perfect 36 composite score on the 2010 ACT.
Whiz Kid’s Name: Christopher Cowart Whiz Kid’s Grade: 12th Grade Whiz Kid’s School: Huntley High School Whiz Kid’s Accomplishment: Christopher scored a perfect 36 composite score on the 2010 ACT exam. Nationally the number of students earning a 36 varies each year, but only one-tenth of one percent receives a top score. Among 2009 high school test takers, only 638 of the nearly 1.5 million students earned a composite score of 36, according to District 158. The ACT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions for English, mathematics, reading and science. The test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. In 2010, the average ACT composite score for …
Sunday, October 17, 2010
As part of a challenge to increase ACT scores schoolwide, teachers shaved their heads during a recent pep assembly.
It's not every day you get to see nine teachers and one associate superintendent have their heads shaved, but that's exactly the show Jacobs High School students got at a recent homecoming pep assembly. The shavings were in direct response to a challenge made between Huntley High School and Jacobs High School last year over which high school could produce a greater increase in its school's ACT composite score. If Jacobs beat Huntley, Jacobs reward would be to watch the faculty members submit to the new hair-do. Jacobs students found out in August that its composite test scores increased by .1 from 21.5 in 2009 to 21.6 in 2010. Huntley High School's scored dipped by .1 to 22.3 in 2010. More than 500 of Jacobs students are from Lake in the …