ERIC Number: ED452283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Grade: A Report on SAT I Results in the Nation's Urban Schools.
Eisner, Caroline, Ed.
This is the first comprehensive study to examine SAT I Math and Verbal test results for the nation's urban schools. This report, prepared in collaboration with The College Board, examines 1998-99 SAT I Math and Verbal test results in 58 Great City Schools (GCS) districts, analyzing test scores on: number of test-takers; race/ethnicity and gender; percentage of test-takers with core or more academic preparation; mean Math and Verbal Scores; mean scores by academic preparation, gender, and household income; mean scores of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Whites; and achievement gaps by academic preparation, gender, race/ethnicity, and household income. About 1 million exams were administered nationally during 1998-99, with 10 percent of all test-takers nationally from the GCS. Test-takers nationally were more likely to be white. GCS test-takers were more likely to be African American or Hispanic. In both settings, females outnumbered males, and males had higher SAT I Math and Verbal scores. Average SAT I Verbal and Math scores nationally were about 10 percent higher than GCS scores. Overall, White students had the highest scores, and African American students had the lowest scores, in both settings. Six out of ten test-takers in both settings had taken core or more academic coursework. Average SAT scores increased as household incomes increased nationally and in the GCS. Document includes 2 tables and 37 figures. Appendices include: (1) Description of SAT I Math and Verbal Subtests; (2) Definition of "Core" and "Less than Core" Academic Preparation; and (3) Great City School District. SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Black Students, Grades (Scholastic), High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Income, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Urban Schools, White Students
Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004 ($10). Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site: http://www.cgcs.org. For ful text: http://www.cgcs.org/reports/home/sat_1999.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; College Board, New York, NY.