SAT popularity up, but scores aren’t
More teens in Texas are taking exam, but results lagging behind the U.S. average
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
More Texans are taking the SAT than ever before, but the state’s average scores continue to lag far behind those of the nation, the College Board reported Tuesday.
The performance gap remained despite improved scores on the math portion of the widely used college-admissions exam among the state’s college-bound seniors this year. Verbal scores stayed at the same level where they have been for the past three years.
Across the state, the average math score rose three points to 502 on the SAT’s 200-to-800-point scale, while the average verbal score remained at 493. Students nationwide scored an average 520 in math, up two points from last year, and posted 508 in verbal skills for the second consecutive year.
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