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2008 SAT Scores

Release Date: 8/26/2008 12:15:06 PM

Carroll County graduating seniors in the class of 2008 who took the SAT Reasoning Test scored slightly lower than students in the previous year. Students’ mean score on the critical reading section (514) was one point higher than last year. The mean score on the mathematics section (522) was two points lower than in 2007. Students’ mean score on the writing section was 508. This is the same score as last year. Scores on all three sections declined in Maryland and the nation.
 
On the critical reading section of the test, Carroll County students scored 15 points higher than the Maryland average of 499 and 12 points higher than the national average. Mathematics scores were 20 points higher the Maryland average and 7 points higher than the national average. Writing scores in Carroll County were higher than the state and national averages by 11 and 14 points, respectively.
 
The percentage of graduating seniors taking the test this year was 60%. This is 2 percent lower than 2007.

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