More public school students take College Board SAT

24-Sep-2012

Hawaii and national scores held steady for Class of 2012 College Board SAT participants.

​​​​​​College Board SAT results include average combined scores for all students in a state that takes the test (public, religiously affiliated, and independent schools).

Hawaii's average combined scores were 500 in mathematics, 478 in critical reading, and 467 in writing (first tested in 2006). The national average combined scores were 514 in math, 496 in reading, and 488 in writing.

Compared to 2011, Hawaii's combined scores held steady in math, decreased one point in reading, and decreased two points in writing. The national combined scores decreased one point each in reading and writing. Mathematics scores were equivalent to 2011.

Hawaii public school participation rate

Nationally, more than 1.66 million students took the College Board SAT. In Hawaii, 9,046 of the Class of 2012 completed the SAT. A total of 5,841, or 67 percent (up two percent from 2011), Hawaii public school students took the test.

Disaggregated scores (public)

College Board SAT scores for students attending Hawaii public schools show:

  • Hawaii's public school students averaged 475 in math (up 1 point from 2011), 
  • 456 in reading (+2), and 
  • 440 in writing (-1). 

Public school students nationally averaged 505 in math (-1), 491 in reading (-2), and 481 in writing (-1).

College plans of Hawaii's SAT takers

Among the SAT takers in Hawaii's class of 2012 who responded to optional questions about their college plans:

  • 33 percent of students indicated plans to attain a bachelor’s degree.
  • 46 percent indicated plans to attain a more advanced (master’s or doctoral) degree.
  • 83 percent indicated that they planned to apply for financial aid.

Students from the Hawaii class of 2012 who took the SAT and/or SAT Subject Tests™ sent score reports to a total of 1,162 institutions.

Complete College Board SAT results are posted at http://www.collegeboard.com.

Notes:

(1) College Board SAT scores are not representative of any individual school or school district because students self-select to take the privately administered test (in contrast to the Hawaii State Assessment, in which DOE-administered tests are taken by all students in grades 3-8 and 10 at every public school).

(2) The College Board cautions that state, district, and school rankings based on SAT scores are invalid: “The SAT is a strong indicator of trends in the college-bound population, but it should never be used alone for such comparisons because demographics and other nonschool factors can have a strong effect on scores. If ranked, schools and states that encourage students to apply to college may be penalized because scores tend to decline with a rise in percentage of test takers.”

(3) Colleges and universities use results of the SAT as only one indicator in predicting an individual student’s potential for academic success in post-secondary institutions.

1 -- College Board SATs – 2012 and Previous 5 Years: Public, Religious, & Independent Schools Combined

2 -- College Board SATs – 2012 and Previous 5 Years for Public School Only



College Board SATs -- 2012 and Previous 5 Years:

Public, Religious, & Independent Schools Combined

Hawa​ii

National

Year

Mat​h

Reading

Writing

Math

Reading

Writing

2012

500

478

467

514

496

488

2011

500

479

469

514

497

489

2010

504

482

470

 

515

500

491

2009

 

502

479

469

 

515

501

493

2008

 

502

481

470

 

515

502

494

2007

 

506

484

473

 

515

502

494


College Board SATs -- 2012 and Previous 5 Years:

by School Type - Public School

 

 

Combined

 

Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

R

W

 

M

R

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Hawaii
National

 

500
514

478
496

467
488

 

475
505

456
491

440
481

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

Hawaii
National

 

500
514

479
497

469
489

 

474
506

454
493

441
482

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

Hawaii
National

 

504
515

482
500

470
491

 

478
510

460
497

442
486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

Hawaii
National

 

502
515

479
501

469
493

 

474
510

454
497

441
487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

Hawaii
National

 

502
515

481
502

470
494

 

473
508

456
496

441
487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

Hawaii
National

 

506
515

484
502

473
494

 

479
509

459
498

446
488

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M = Mathematics R = Critical Reading (formerly "Verbal") W = Writing (since 2006)

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