The SAT Report on College & Career Readiness released Monday estimates that only 43% of high school students were likely to succeed in college and faults a lack of rigor in our nation's educational system.
“This report should serve as a call to action to expand access to rigor for more students,” said College Board President Gaston Caperton. “Our nation’s future depends on the strength of our education system. When less than half of kids who want to go to college are prepared to do so, that system is failing. We must make education a national priority and deliver rigor to more students.”
The college board uses SAT scores as a benchmark and says that a score of 1550 (out of a total 2400) means the student is likely to achieve a B- average or higher during the first year at a four-year college.
In Connecticut, the mean scores of students who took the SAT in 2011-12 were above the national average in reading and writing, but below in math.
Connecticut students scored an average of 506 on the reading test compared to the national average of 496, and 510 on the writing test compared to the national average of 488.
In math, the national average was 514, but Connecticut students scored an average of 512.
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