SAT shows large numbers of juniors unready for college or jobs

Aug 4, 2017 by

One-third of high school juniors are not reading and writing well enough to begin taking college courses or start a career, statewide SAT results released Tuesday show. While thousands of those students are close to being where they should be, one out of every six high school juniors in Connecticut is significantly behind.

Math results are even more dire – 59 percent failed to meet the college- or career-ready standard and one-quarter were significantly behind.

Minorities and students from low-income families were far behind state averages.

The test scores were a slight increase over the previous year’s results. (See district-by-district results below.)

“We are proud of the progress we are making,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a press conference to release the results.

In Math, the rate of students who tested as college- and career-ready increased 2 percentage points compared to the previous year’s junior class. In English, 0.4 percent more students passed.

Source: SAT shows large numbers of juniors unready for college or jobs | The CT Mirror

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