Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Maryland Students Boost SAT Scores

Graduating seniors post gains in both reading and math, according to results released Monday

By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun
5:52 p.m. EDT, September 13, 2010

Maryland seniors performed slightly better on both the math and critical reading sections of the SAT in 2010, according to results released Monday by the College Board.

Graduating seniors increased their average math scores over last year from 502 to 506 and their average reading scores from 500 to 501. Average writing scores remained the same at 495. The highest possible score on each section is 800.

"Our state's students continue to improve across the board, with some of the biggest gains coming from minority students often underrepresented on national tests," said state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick. "Maryland's students, teachers, administrators and parents deserve another round of applause for this remarkable achievement. Big improvement can be found in schools throughout our state."

Maryland students matched the national average in reading and bettered it by 3 points in writing but fell 10 points below the national average in math.

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