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Local student achieves highest ACT score


Encinitas resident Jude Lifset, son of Rowena Tena and David Lifset and senior at Canyon Crest Academy, achieved the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

Less than half of 1 percent (0.3%) of students who take ACT achieve the highest grade. In the U.S. high school graduates class of 2020, only 5,579 out of 1.67 million students who took ACT scored a composite score of 36.

The ACT consists of English, Math, Reading, and Science tests, each rated on a scale of 1 to 36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for the optional ACT writing test is shown separately and is not included in the composite ACT score.

“Getting the highest score on ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said Janet Godwin, CEO of ACT. “A student’s outstanding score of 36 will provide any college or university with sufficient proof of their preparation for the academic rigors that lie ahead. “

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test that measures what students have learned in school. Students who achieve a composite score of 36 have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful in their first year courses in major subjects.

ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities in the United States