Sunday, September 14, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
A Gwinnett County Public Schools senior is one of five Georgians to achieve a perfect score on the April administration of the ACT college entrance exam.
Parkview High's Siddhartha "Deep" Datta Roy earned a perfect 36 as a junior.
Only 172 of some 490,000 test takers from around the world earned the highest composite score possible.
Deep was honored Thursday by the Gwinnett County Board of Education at their regular monthly meeting. Parkview principal Charles "Buck" Buchanan accompanied him.
He was recognized for his achievement along with Brookwood High senior Donald Geldbach, who also earned a perfect score when he took the test in February.
North Gwinnett High senior Jeffrey Angell also earned a perfect score in February.
The ACT college entrance exam assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
The test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. It consists of subtests in English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning.
A student's composite score is the average of the four subtest scores.
The score is used by colleges and universities as a college entrance tool to predict how well students will perform at the postsecondary level.
Heather Darenberg writes about education. Good News From Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Gwinnett Daily Post. For more good news, visit www.gwinnettdailypost