ERIC Number: ED343924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT): Nevada Score Results--1988.
Crowe, Kevin, Comp.
The two primary college admission test batteries given in Nevada are the American College Test (ACT) and the tests prepared by the College Board, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE). This report provides an overview of the tests and major trends in Nevada for 1988. These tests apply to a small portion of the high school population, and comparisons from year-to-year and state-to-state should be made with caution. In 1988, as in the past, Nevada students scored higher than students nationwide on the College Board examinations. Nevada students' scores increased from the preceding year. On the ACT, Nevada student scores declined slightly, although they remained above the national average. Compared to the previous year, more students took both tests in 1988. Of the total 6,495 examinations administered in the 1987-88 school year, approximately 62% were ACT and 38% were SAT. Five graphs and four tables illustrate trends for 1982 through 1988. (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 - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); Test of Standard Written English