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ERIC Number: ED559214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
SAT Scores, 2012-13: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 13.22
Muli, Juliana; Gilleland, Kevin; McMillen, Brad
Wake County Public School System
As the ACT has become part of North Carolina's mandatory testing program, SAT participation in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and North Carolina has declined in recent years. However, SAT performance in WCPSS remains high compared to state and national averages. In 2012-13, students in WCPSS continued to score 50-60 points higher on the SAT compared to students in North Carolina and across the nation. WCPSS students in various racial/ethnic categories continue to outperform their peers statewide and nationwide by large margins. Continued improvements in college entrance exam scores are likely to be driven by student exposure to rigorous curriculum and high-level coursework (ACT, 2013; Deng and Kobrin, 2007). Trends in performance on college entrance exams such as the SAT represent important metrics for monitoring how well the system is preparing all students for post-secondary success. Therefore, schools are encouraged to find ways to prepare all students to engage in rigorous experiences in high school.
Wake County Public School System. 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518. Tel: 919-431-7215; Fax: 919-431-7193; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)