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ERIC Number: ED559220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
SAT Scores, 2013-14: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 14.14
Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana
Wake County Public School System
The SAT is a national college entrance examination offered by the College Board and consists of three parts: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing. The top score for each part is 800, for a total possible score of 2400. Colleges use SAT scores, in conjunction with other tools, to measure students' potential for success at the postsecondary level. Although students can take the SAT multiple times, only scores from their most recently taken test are reported in College Board's College-Bound Seniors report. In 2013-14, students in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) continued to score 60-70 points higher on the SAT compared to students in NC and across the nation. All major WCPSS ethnic groups also continued to score significantly higher than their peers. Fifty-four percent of WCPSS students met the College Board's College and Career Readiness Benchmark. North Carolina had 41% of its students meeting the benchmark, while the nation had 43%. Continued improvements on college entrance exams are likely to be driven by student exposure to rigorous curriculum and high-level coursework. Schools are encouraged to find ways to prepare all students to engage in rigorous experiences in high school. An appendix includes additional information and data on participation rates in WCPSS, North Carolina, and the US and WCPSS SAT Rates by 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: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)