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Students demonstrate college-readiness in school-day SAT

School-level SAT results released today show about half of the high schools in the state meeting or exceeding the state average in evidence-based reading and writing (EBW) as well as mathematics.


In July, the state released preliminary statewide results showing 53 percent of students met the proposed proficiency benchmark for reading/writing while 31 percent did so in mathematics. The release of today’s final results, which followed the approval of cut scores by the State Board of Education, include school-level scores.


Delaware has provided the SAT to all public high school juniors during the school day since 2011. This year marked the first time the SAT also served as the state’s high school accountability test, replacing the Smarter Assessment used for this purpose last year. This spring also saw a redesigned SAT from the College Board. Because this year’s redesigned SAT is different than previous years’ and on a different score scale, a comparison with 2015 scores is not provided.



Alison May
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