BATH TWP.: It’s probably no surprise to many in the Revere School District – including administrators, teachers, staff or his peers – that Edwin Zhang, a 2012 Revere High School graduate, earned a perfect score on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam in the spring of this year.
Zhang’s accomplishment is even more singular as he was one of only three students worldwide to have a perfect score.
“Edwin truly exemplified all of the qualities we expect at Revere,” said Revere High School Principal Phil King. “With support of his teachers and parents, it is no surprise, that he has achieved such a high honor. We wish him continued success as he pursues his college degree.”
According to Revere officials, AP Exams are based on a composite score of 1 to 5, with 5 as the equivalent to an “A” in the corresponding college course. Zhang not only received the top score of 5 – ranking among 15.5 percent of students to reach this top score category this year – but he (along with only two other students) earned every point possible on the English Language and Composition Exam. That meant that Zhang answered every multiple-choice question correctly and earned full points on each of the essays in that section of the exam, earning 150 out of 150 possible points. There were 443,835 students taking this exam in 2012.