Dominican Students Elizabeth Mobley and Kaylie Nguyen Score a Perfect 36 on the ACT

St. Mary’s Dominican High School juniors Elizabeth Mobley and Kaylie Nguyen have earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT. Elizabeth Mobley is the daughter of Deborah Anne Rivas and John Wesley Mobley, Jr. Kaylie Nguyen is the daughter of Drs. Linda Thi Cao and Phuong Ngoc Nguyen.

Fewer than half of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2020, only 5,579 out of nearly 1.7 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.

The ACT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States as well as more than 225 universities outside of the U.S. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Each area is scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores.