ERIC Number: ED568905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 10 PSAT Participation and Performance--School Year 2015-2016. Memorandum
Navarro, Maria V.
Montgomery County Public Schools
The 2015-2016 school year marks the first administration of the redesigned PSAT, which is composed of two sections: (1) Evidence-based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and (2) Math. This memorandum presents results of 2015-2016 Grade 10 PSAT participation and performance of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students. Among 10,859 MCPS first-time Grade 10 students, 91.5 percent of them participated in the redesigned PSAT, which was 3.2 percentage points higher than the participation rate of first-time Grade 10 students who took the PSAT in 2014-2015 (88.3 percent). Among first-time Grade 10 students who also reported themselves as Grade 10 when they took the PSAT, the average score was 979 of 1,520--40 points higher than the national sample. Slightly more than one half of first-time Grade 10 students were identified through the 2015-2016 PSAT to have AP potential on one or more AP exams related to core subjects. The attached tables provide additional data about the 2015-2016 Grade 10 PSAT participation and performance, and identification of AP potential by school and student group.
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, High Schools, Grade 10, Student Participation, Student Characteristics, Scores, Public Schools, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Special Education, Advanced Placement, Writing Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Montgomery County Public Schools. 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 301-309-6277; Web site: http://www.mcps.k12.md.us
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test