Skip to comments.This Year's SAT Scores Are Out, and They're Grim
Posted on 09/27/2013 2:03:35 PM PDT by neverdem
Fewer than half of the 2013 graduating seniors who took the test got "college-ready" scores.
Of the 1.66 million high school students in the class of 2013 who took the SAT, only 43 percent were academically prepared for college-level work, according to this years SAT Report on College & Career Readiness. For the fifth year in a row, fewer than half of SAT-takers received scores that qualified them as college-ready.
The College Board considers a score of 1550 to be the College and Career Readiness Benchmark. Students who meet the benchmark(PDF) are more likely to enroll in a four-year college, more likely to earn a GPA of a B- or higher their freshman year, and more likely to complete their degree.
While some might see stagnant scores as no news, the College Board considers them a call to action. These scores can and must change and the College Board feels a sense of responsibility to help make that happen, the report said.
The report also offered insights into why some students graduated high school prepared for college and others didnt. Students in the class of 2013 who met or exceeded the benchmark were more likely to have completed a core curriculum, to have taken honors or AP courses, and to have taken higher-level mathematics courses, like precalculus, calculus, and trigonometry.
Although the SAT takers in the class of 2013 were the most diverse group of test takers ever, the report showed that minority students scores have only slightly improved in the past year.
The College Board
While 14.8 percent of African-American SAT takers met or exceeded the SAT benchmark in 2012, 15.6 percent met or exceeded the mark in 2013...
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If they’re not ready, don’t let them in.
What’s the problem?
Confirms it. The SAT is RACIST!
“The scores can and must change.”
Sounds like a plan is in the works to try to get some easier questions on the test so the scores improve.
What isn’t grim?
LMAO that's a good one.
Here’s a quick lesson in how to raise scores.
Throw out all fancy-dancy, education school ideas on education.
Find 1950’s textbooks on math, English, history, and government.
Use those and require memory work, home work, and tracking.
Your scores will sky rocket.
I’d put my high school diploma up against the average BA, today. To say nothing of the 4 years of Marxist claptrap.
That is one of the things that bothers me about all the self esteem garbage. If you can't functionally read, write, and compute mathematical problems, you know it. What does that do for your self esteem?
If 43% are college ready...
So, what does that make my 1969 High School Diploma worth ?
Maybe the equivalent of a Masters Degree ?
Remember the SOTU address where Obama took control of student loans? I cringed.
My daughter is a freshman in High School and I want to get her into an SAT prep course this summer, it’s never too early.
Agreed. I got in a debate with a "college student" the other day on Facebook ... she could barely string three words together and had several typos in every sentence.
i’m sure a dumbed down Christian citizenry is exactly how they want it.
We have been, for decades.
Tragically, that is the narrative that will be spouted, because they've been spouting that bilge for decades, now.
Did you ever notice they never report the results by “public” schools, Private schools and Charter schools? I wonder why?
Two words: Teachers’ Unions.
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