ERIC Number: ED251586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
College-Bound Seniors Report, 1983-84.
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
The fourteen tables in this report give a broad picture of Connecticut's college-bound high school seniors in the class of 1984. Data is presented on student characteristics, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and other test scores, high school records, and college plans. For the purpose of comparison, each table contains statistics from previous years, and some tables include national data. Among the significant findings are the following: The Connecticut SAT verbal average of 436 was ten points above the 1983-84 national average and three points above the previous year's average for Connecticut. On the SAT verbal, Connecticut males averaged 443 and females 430 (the greatest difference between the male and female average in the past ten years). The mean SAT mathematical score for males was 490 and, for females, 447. These differences between scores of males and females were also evident nationally. The mean grade point average was 2.96 for females and 2.82 for males (both were below the national average). With the exception of female participation rates in athletics, the 1983-84 participation rates of Connecticut students in high school activities generally declined from the levels of five and ten years ago. The intended area of college study has shifted from the arts and humanities, the biological sciences, and the social sciences toward business, commerce and communications, and the physical sciences. Finally, the percent of female students intending to study education has dropped from 13% ten years ago to 6.8% and the percent of male students intending to study education declined from 4% to 1.7%. Among students intending to study education, average SAT scores were lower than the state average of all students. (KH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Scholastic Aptitude Test