ERIC Number: ED365688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The North Carolina 1993 Scholastic Aptitude Test Report. Reporting on the Nation, the State, the 120 Public School Systems and 2 Special Public Schools.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
In 1989, North Carolina's average Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score dropped to the lowest in the nation, triggering an intensive effort to improve average SAT scores. In 1993, North Carolina achieved its highest average SAT score ever, as well as the highest percentage of graduating seniors taking the SAT. Scores improved for the 4th consecutive year, but remained below the Southeast average and the national average. Continued improvement will be necessary to meet the targets set by the state for 1995 and 2000. Data in this report come from SAT profiles and figures issued by the College Board. The report is divided into four sections. Section 1 presents 1993 and historical data for the nation, concentrating on the 24 states in which at least 40 percent of the seniors take the SAT. Section 2 emphasizes North Carolina's performance on the SAT, and Section 3 presents the performance of certain groups of students compared with the same categories in other states. Individual school system results are presented in Section 4. Section 4 also introduces the yield index, an index that permits state and school comparisons. Nineteen tables and 22 figures present SAT results for North Carolina students. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
Identifiers: North Carolina; Scholastic Aptitude Test