ERIC Number: ED316619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
College-Bound Seniors Report 1987-88.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
This report analyzes the 1987-88 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores of Connecticut's college-bound seniors and includes the students' characteristics and their college plans. The SAT, comprised of a verbal and a mathematical section, is part of the College Board's Admissions Testing Program which also includes the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE), 14 optional achievement tests, and the Student Descriptive Questionnaire (SDQ). The following highlights are reported: (1) Connecticut had the highest SAT participation rate in the nation and the percentage of minority students participating was the highest in ten years; (2) the Connecticut verbal average was lower than last year but higher than the national average, while the mathematical average was lower than both last year's state and this year's national averages; (3) the gap between the scores of Connecticut's males and females on the verbal section was less than the national difference but the male-female gap on the mathematical section was greater than the national difference; (4) the overall percentages of Connecticut students scoring above 600 on the SAT declined over last year, but the verbal percentage was higher than the national average while the mathematical percentage was lower; (5) the gap between the scores of Connecticut's minority group and white students was wide but continued to narrow; (6) the Connecticut average TSWE score was lower than last year but higher than the national average and females averaged higher than males; (7) more Connecticut students took achievement tests than students nationwide; (8) more females than males intended to earn a professional degree; (9) interest in the study of education, business, commerce, and communications increased but interest in the biological and physical sciences declined; (10) more students were interested in studying education than last year, but the number of males remains lower than ten years ago; and (11) the SAT scores of seniors intending to study education increased but remain well below the state's overall averages. Statistical data are included on ten tables and seven graphs. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)