ERIC Number: ED462431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The North Carolina 2001 SAT Report (Scholastic Assessment Test Report). Reporting on the Nation, the State, the 117 Public School Systems, Charter Schools, North Carolina School of the Arts, and North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
This report presents Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results for North Carolina students scheduled to graduate in 2001. These results represent students' most recent scores, regardless of when they last took the test. The scores of public and nonpublic school students in North Carolina and the United States are reflected in this report, except where otherwise noted. With about a 3% increase in total test takers, the North Carolina mean total SAT score (992) increased 4 points in 2001. Students in the United States scored 1020 in 2001, 1 point more than in the previous year. The North Carolina achievement gain continued a trend of improvement each year since 1990 except for 1994, when there was no change. From 1991 to 2001, North Carolina gained more points than any other state where more than 12% of students took the test. The SAT scoring gap between North Carolina's public schools and U.S. public schools continued to narrow in 2001, and the gap for the verbal portion of the SAT continued to be smaller than the mathematics gap. As has been true historically, males scored higher on the SAT than females, with the primary difference in mathematics. White and Asian students in North Carolina and the U.S. typically score higher than other ethnic groups, a trend that continued in 2001. Of the ethnic groups, only Hispanic students in North Carolina scored higher than their counterparts nationwide, but Hispanic students represent a very small proportion of North Carolina students. In North Carolina, as in the U.S. as a whole, the higher the family income, the higher the student's mean total SAT score. Additional information is provided about academic preparation for college and the SAT. Three appendixes discuss North Carolina and the United States, the performance of the state's school systems, and the performance of the 50 states. (Contains 9 tables, 12 figures, and 4 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Charter Schools, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Disadvantaged Youth, Ethnic Groups, High School Students, High Schools, Private Schools, Public Schools, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Test Results
For full text: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/Accountability/reporting/ sat/2001/sat2001.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina