ERIC Number: ED239532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Academic Profile of 1983 Maryland College-Bound Seniors.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Information is presented on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) performance of Maryland high school seniors who graduated in 1983, and characteristics of the students are examined. Of the 29,755 Maryland students who took the SAT in 1983, 18 percent were black, 20 percent attended nonpublic schools, and 53 percent were females. Maryland seniors obtained average scores on the SAT of 427-verbal, 466-math, and 893 combined. Males continued to score higher than females on both the mathematics and verbal sections of the SAT. Maryland seniors reported undertaking increasing amounts of coursework in mathematics, the physical sciences, and foreign languages. The highest percentage of seniors (16.3 percent) intended to major in business. The second highest percentage of graduating seniors intended to major in health fields (14.6 percent), and the third highest percentage intended to major in engineering (12.4 percent). Students who intended to major in the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering obtained the highest average combined scores. Students who intended to major in home economics, education, business, and fine/applied arts obtained the lowest average combined scores. Comparisons to national trends in SAT scores are noted. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Academic Aspiration, Aptitude Tests, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, High School Seniors, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.