SC, NC Graduates Post Improved SAT Scores - WSPA.com

SC, NC Graduates Post Improved SAT Scores

Posted: Updated:
South Carolina's graduating seniors posted higher scores on the SAT college entrance exam for the first time in five years, and more Advanced Placement tests earned students college credit. South Carolina's graduating seniors posted higher scores on the SAT college entrance exam for the first time in five years, and more Advanced Placement tests earned students college credit.

SC graduates' SAT scores improve 5 points

South Carolina's graduating seniors posted higher scores on the SAT college entrance exam for the first time in five years, and more Advanced Placement tests earned students college credit.

That's according to data released Thursday by the tests' administrator, the College Board.

The average composite score for the Class of 2013 on the SAT's math, critical reading and writing portions was 1,436. That's five points above last year but still 18 points below 2008's recalculated figure. The national average is unchanged from 2012 at 1,498

The test has a maximum possible score of 2,400.

Meanwhile, nearly 24,000 AP tests received scores high enough to earn college credit. That's up by almost 9 percent from last year.

The number of students taking the college-level classes also increased by 9 percent.

Average SAT score rises for NC students

The average SAT score for North Carolina's high school seniors saw gains in 2013, even as the average score nationally stayed the same.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction said Thursday that the more than 58,000 students who took the key test for college admissions had an average combined score of 1,479, a 10 point increase from the prior year. The national average score remained at 1,498.

The state's students also saw a nearly 7 percent jump in passing scores on Advanced Placement exams. The tests provide high-performing high school students with college credit in specific subjects. The three most popular AP exams taken were in English language and composition, U.S. history and psychology.

State Superintendent June Atkinson said she is pleased by the progress, especially on reading scores.

Related:

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:04:32 GMT
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
  • Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:21 GMT
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
  • Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:08:30 GMT
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of EasleyDawn Thompson, 53, of Easley
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.

    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.