My oldest son, D., who is 12 and in 7th grade, was invited to be in a program called the Midwest Academic Talent Search (MATS) run by Northwestern University based on his standardized test scores. Part of what being in this program means is that he had an opportunity to take the ACT now. He took it a few weeks ago and we got his scores today. He got a composite score of 26 with a percentile rank of 86th percentile as compared with all the highschool seniors who took the test! His section percentiles were: 99% in Reading, 84% in English, 65% in math and 58% in Science. The composite is an average of his scores in each section.
Personally, I am very impressed with how well he did, especially since I was a good student and I got a 28 composite in highschool!
I know you are wondering, as we did when he was first offered the "opportunity" to take the test: what is the point? He will receive offers to attend special programs and even be approached early by colleges if he peformed well.
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