ERIC Number: ED264248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
1984 College Board Tests. [Maine] State Test Summary Report.
McLaughlin, Betty L.
Data are summarized for results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and achievement tests administered to high school seniors in Maine during 1984. Results are compared for the state of Maine, New England, and the United States. Trends are noted for the SAT from 1964 to 1984, and for the mathematics, verbal, and achievement tests from 1980 to 1984. The summary indicates that forty-six per cent of Maine high school graduating seniors took the SAT. The average scores are 429, verbal (3 points above the national average and 3 points below the New England average) and 463, mathematics (8 points below the national average and 5 points below the New England average). The most frequently administered achievement tests are noted: English composition, mathematics level I, American history, and biology. Generally, each student taking achievement tests takes three achievement tests, and has higher than average SAT scores. An increase in eleven out of thirteen achievement test scores is shown, from 1980 to 1984. A two-year comparison of national, New England, and Maine college-bound seniors includes summary data on high school grades, parental income, plans to apply for financial aid, and degree goals. A five-year comparison also includes minority status, years of high school subjects studied, and intended college field of study. SAT and achievement test data are also presented for eight regional areas of Maine. (GDC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematics Tests, National Norms, Scores, Sex Differences, State Norms, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Test Norms, Trend Analysis, Verbal Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)