State SAT Scores Change Little From 2008 To 2009

North Carolina's SAT scores stayed mostly static in 2009 compared to last year.

The College Board reported Tuesday that the students who took the three-part SAT in 2009 scored an average of 1,509, the same as the national average, on a 2,400-point scale. That compares to a state average of 1,511 in 2008.

Test-takers lost one point on critical reading and one point on writing in 2009; the average math score stayed the same.

Differences among ethnic groups remained large. Whites scored an average of 1,570 in 2009, compared to 1,263 by blacks.

There were more than 57,140 students taking the test in 2009, 705 more than a year earlier.

The SAT is the most widely used college entrance exam and tries to measure basic college-readiness skills.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Ron Location: NC on Aug 25, 2009 at 02:50 PM
    Tom, do you even have a clue about NC teachers? Bonus money and pay raises? From where? The average teacher in NC makes about 28 grand year, if they can find a district stable enough to maintain enough teachers as to not cram 35 kids into a classroom. Thousands of teachers, state wide were let go over the past year, simply because there's no money to pay them, at the state minimum pay scale. I don't know what fantasy world you're living in, but take a ride past a school parking lot sometime. The students have nicer cars than the teachers. North Carolina, 1st in flight... 48th in education, a place where a person with a Master's degree in education is still making less than your average, uneducated Joe that cuts grass or changes oil for a living. People like you are the problem. Perhaps you should be more supportive.
  • by Tom Location: Goldsboro on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    Does this mean we get a refund for the millions we have wasted on the Public School Systems? I mean, the teachers and administrators got lots of Bonus money and pay raises...can they give it back? Of course, if you talk to someone in Public EdumaKation, they'll tell you that if they had JUST one more dollar...think of all the improvement they could make....Makes me sick...bonuses and raises every year...and nuttin' to show for it. If I were other State Employees, I'd riot like them Kentucky Inmates.
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