ERIC Number: ED392807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico Enhanced ACT and SAT Results. School Year 1992-1993.
Cavatta, M. Louise
Students in New Mexico may take either the American College Test Assessment (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), although the ACT is most often used in New Mexico. Results from both examinations are presented in this report, based on those students who were expected to graduate in 1993 and who had expressed an interest in attending college. New Mexico had a 2.2% increase in students taking the ACT, and a 6% increase in the number of minority students taking the test. The mean composite score for 1992-93 was 20.0, and there was a slight increase in the mean mathematics score and a slight decrease in the mean English score. Scores were higher for students enrolled in core college curricula. Males continued to score higher in mathematics, while females continued to score higher in English. While 9,778 high school graduates took the ACT in New Mexico, only 1,935 students took the SAT. The mean verbal SAT score rose by three points, and the mean mathematics score rose by four points. Appendices present 1993 New Mexico ACT scores by school district; and the ethnic composition of New Mexico students taking the SAT from 1981 to 1993. (Contains five figures, nine tables, and five sources.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Assessment and Evaluation Unit.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)