ERIC Number: ED392808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico Enhanced ACT and SAT Results. School Year 1991-1992.
Cavatta, M. Louise
Students in New Mexico may take either the American College Test Assessment (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), although New Mexico students usually take the ACT. Results from both examinations are presented in this report, based on seniors expected to graduate. Overall, New Mexico and national composite scores have remained steady on the ACT (Enhanced ACT) for the past 3 years, although there has been a slight decline in English scores. New Mexico scores remained slightly below the national average, although scores improved for students enrolled in a core curriculum. Males scored higher in mathematics while females scored higher in English. Minority groups in New Mexico generally scored higher than their national counterparts. Far fewer New Mexico students took the SAT. Their verbal and mathematics scores remained above the national average, with an increase in verbal scores and a slight, and continuing decline, in mathematics scores. On the SAT, minority groups in New Mexico also scored higher than their national counterparts, and Mexican Americans and Native Americans substantially increased their scores. Four appendixes give scores by school district and detailed information about gender, mean SAT scores, and ethnic composition of SAT takers. (Contains nine tables, five figures, 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)