2017 SAT Scores Set New Baseline

2017 SAT Scores Set New Baseline
Posted on 09/26/2017

September 26, 2017


2017 SAT Scores Set New Baseline

Calvert County student results on the SAT for the class of 2017 set a new baseline in both English language arts and math as the national exam underwent its second major revision in 11 years.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We are pleased to see that even with a brand new test, our students continue to exceed the performance of their peers in Maryland and around the country.  It is a testament to the rigor of our curriculum and the skill of our teachers.”

The College Board today released data for the new SAT, which underwent considerable changes since 2016.  The organization dropped a required separate writing test, which it added about a decade ago, and changed other facets of the national exam.

Among 2017 graduates, 778 students—or 61% of the class—took the new SAT. The mean total score for Calvert County is 1104. The mean score for the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section is 556, compared to 528 in Maryland and 527 nationwide. The mean score for math is 548, with an average of 518 in Maryland and 517 nationwide.

Each of the two sections of the SAT is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale.

The new SAT was first administered in March 2016. The class of 2017 was the first graduating class in which the majority of test takers—93% of the nationwide cohort—took the new SAT. While these performance results cannot be compared to those of previous years, they serve as the baseline for the new SAT for future year-to-year comparisons.



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