ERIC Number: ED404968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Performance and Characteristics of Maryland Students Who Have Taken the SAT.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
This annual report examines trends in Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) data for Maryland vis-a-vis national trends. Major findings include the following: (1) composite SAT scores for Maryland students trail the national average for the first time since 1982; (2) composite SAT scores of African-Americans in Maryland have consistently trailed those of whites; (3) composite SAT scores of African-American men in Maryland fell seven points, with all of the drop being in the math portion of the test, while scores of African-American women, and well as those of white men and women, increased; (4) Maryland women have gained ground vis-a-vis men on both verbal and math SAT scores; and (5) the percentage of Maryland students planning to major in health fields has risen sharply, while the proportion intending to study business has fallen. Additionally, tables provide SAT trend data for: Maryland versus national scores overall; Maryland versus national scores by gender; Maryland versus national scores by race; for African-Americans versus whites; by race and gender; for the Mid-Atlantic region; by high school class rank; (7) by intended major; trends in intended major for Maryland college-bound seniors; and trends for college-going students who took rigorous levels of high school preparation. (CH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Black Students, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, National Competency Tests, Objective Tests, Racial Differences, Scores, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Test Results, Test Score Decline, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland