ERIC Number: ED343925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT): Nevada Score Results--1989.
Crowe, Kevin, Comp.
The two primary college admission test batteries given in Nevada are the American College Test (ACT) and the tests of the College Board, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE). This report provides an overview of the two tests and major trends pertinent to Nevada for 1989; however, because of the small number of students taking these tests, data are not intended for comparisons from year-to-year and from state-to-state. In 1989, as in the past, Nevada students scored higher than students nationwide on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Nevada mathematics scores increased, while verbal scores declined slightly. Composite scores for Nevada students on the ACT declined slightly, but remained above the national average. At the same time, national composite scores declined slightly. In 1989, the number of students taking the ACT leveled off, after a significant increase since 1986. For the first time since 1982, the number of SAT examinations in Nevada declined, to levels not seen since 1986. This slight decrease came at a time when 12th-grade enrollment continued to increase. In all, 6,469 college entrance examinations were administered in Nevada in 1989. Four tables and five graphs illustrate trends for 1982 through 1989. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Testing, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, Graphs, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, National Norms, Scores, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers: American College Testing Program; Nevada; Scholastic Aptitude Test; Test of Standard Written English