Arkansas student gets a perfect score on the ACT

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(5/15/2018) She’s 15 and she’s a perfect 36. The “36” is the top score a high school student can get on the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions. Now, Anne Li, a student at Central High School in Little Rock, want to share what it took to earn the perfect score.

Most days, you’ll find sophomore Anne Li hitting the books. She doesn’t have a favorite subject, but enjoys all the A.P. classes she’s enrolled in at central high school, like Calculus BC and Physics.

Before any big exam, Anne sets aside time to study. So naturally, when it came time to take the ACT test this past February, she prepared for that, too.

“I used the official ACT book.” says Anne. “It was really helpful because the questions in that book are really similar to the actual exam, and I took a lot of practice tests.”

When Anne received the test results, she says it was pretty surprising. “I wasn’t sure. I thought I made at least a 34 or 35.”

Instead, it was a perfect score of 36. Here’s her advice to other students looking to follow suit. “As long as you know how to approach the questions and practice a lot, then you could get a pretty good score.” says Anne.

Now that she’s aced the exam, she’s taking on the rest of high school one step at a time, embracing the opportunities that are ahead. When she graduate from high school, she hopes to get into the STEM field.

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