ERIC Number: ED455265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Delaware's College-Bound Seniors: 1999 SAT & AP Results for Delaware and the Nation.
Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.
This summary report, based on College Board profiles, contains information specific to Delaware students who took the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) and Advanced Placement Examinations in 1999--representing more than 5,500 college-bound seniors representing public and private high schools throughout the state. National data are included to help put state scores into context, and summary information over several years assists in tracking change over time. The participation of Delaware students in the SAT (68%) exceeded the national rate by 24%. Delaware males, with an average SAT I verbal score of 509, equaled their national counterparts, but their average mathematics score of 517 was below the national average of 531. Averages for Delaware males exceeded those of Delaware females by 11 points in verbal and 37 points in mathematics. About 25% of the state's test takers were members of minority groups, and the average scores for all Delaware minorities, except Asian and Hispanic students, fell below those of their national peers. The number of Delaware students who reported plans for Advanced College Placement (42%) remained below the national norm (53%), but the number of Delaware students who participated in Advanced Placement (AP) grew by 6.6%, compared to a national increase of 11.0%. The number of AP examinations taken increased, as did the number of Delaware candidates who received qualifying scores. Summary information is also given for Delaware's private schools. Recommendations to sustain progress toward educational equity and academic excellence for all Delaware students center on increasing the numbers of students who take the SAT and participate in AP programs. A list of the institutions receiving the greatest numbers of reported scores from Delaware students is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware