More students in Connecticut took the SATs in 2013 when compared to last year and, apart from a slight uptick in writing, test-takers posted similar average scores when compared to 2012.
The College Board released the latest standardized test results for the SAT, PSAT and AP scores, saying that the increased number of students taking these college-bound tests signify an upward trend. The organization also said there is an increasing diversity among the test-takers.
"Higher participation rates on college entrance exams mean that more Connecticut public high school graduates are aiming for college, which is one of our state's key goals," said Stefan Pryor, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Education. "It is especially encouraging that participation rates among students of color continue to rise in Connecticut."
There were slight improvements made statewide in critical reading, which increased by one point to 499, as well as writing which ticked up two points to 504. Mathematics, however, dropped one point to 503.
As far as North Branford goes, students scored around the state averages, ranging from an average of 509 for writing to 501 for math (full results are listed below).
North Branford High SchoolSAT 2013 (scores range between 200-800)
Test Takers: 143
Critical Reading Mean: 497
Math Mean: 501
Writing Mean: 509
SAT Subject Tests 2013
Test Takers: 10
Total Tests Taken: 20
Test Takers: 61
Total Exams Taken: 85
Numbers of Exams With Scores 3, 4 or 5: 70
PSAT/NMSQT (scores range between 20-80)
Test Takers: 156
Critical Reading Mean: 43.4
Math Mean: 43.3
Writing Skills Mean: 41.4
PSAT/NMSQT Juniors 2012 (scores range between 20-80)
Test Takers: 133
Critical Reading Mean: 45.2
Math Mean: 45.0
Writing Skills Mean: 43.7