The College Board recently announced that Olivia Putnam `18 of Beaver Dam earned a perfect score on the AP Research Exam in May 2018. Putnam not only received the top score of 5 but was one of 111 students in the world to earn every point possible on the exam, receiving the maximum score.
“This outstanding accomplishment is likely a direct reflection of the top-quality education being offered at Wayland Academy,” noted Trevor Parker, Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at The College Board. “We applaud Olivia’s hard work and also Dr. Keely Lake H`12 the AP teacher responsible for engaging students and enabling them to excel in a college-level course.”
Olivia is enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
“We are delighted to learn of Olivia’s achievement,” said Craig Hill H`06, Academic Dean at Wayland Academy. “Our students experience what it is like to learn surrounded by classmates and friends who know it is cool to be smart, which helps them succeed academically and personally.”
Advanced Placement Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, where a 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. Only 675 students in the world earned every point possible on an AP® Exam, receiving the maximum score on each portion of the exam.