ERIC Number: ED431810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-22
Reference Count: N/A
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Results, 1997-98. Measuring Up: E&R Report No. 99.11.
Fejoku, Caroline Gay
The Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) are national examinations designed to assess a student's chances of success at the college level. There are two SAT examinations, the SAT I, a reasoning assessment of students' verbal and mathematics skills, and the SAT II, in which students are tested in specific subject areas. In Wake County (North Carolina), 3,337 high school seniors took the SAT I, representing 76% of the county's seniors. The average SAT score for Wake County Public Schools seniors in 1997-98 was one of the highest in North Carolina, second only to one other district. This average score increased by 5 points over 1996-97. Significant gaps continued to exist between males and females and black and white students, but this gap, which is also seen nationally, has been closing over the past decade. An appendix contains a report of SAT scores according to family income, parent education level, high school grade point average, and high school rank. (Contains seven tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.