Students perform well on SAT

September 1, 2009

By Staff

This year, 840 Issaquah students took the Scholastic Assessment Exams and scored far better than their state and national peers.The SAT is a curriculum-based, standardized exam and is primarily used for admission into colleges and universities by measuring a student’s readiness for collegiate-level coursework.

In recent years, Washington students have led the nation in test scores for the SAT and American College Test, another college entrance exam.

For the seventh consecutive year, the state’s senior class had the highest average composite SAT score in the nation, according to figures released by the College Board, the organization that sponsors the SAT exams, in August

In Washington, Issaquah’s students have continued to score well above the state and national averages. Below are the 2009 scores for each group. The composite score is out of 2,400 points, while the individual subject scores are out of a possible 800 points.

Subject Issaquah State National

Reading 563 524 501

Math 578 531 515

Writing 548 507 493

Composite 1,689 1,562 1,509

Issaquah is offering the Practice SAT for all juniors and sophomores in class Oct. 14. There is a $13 fee associated with the PSAT. However, the Parents and Teachers Associations and the Issaquah Schools Foundation are providing funding for families who can’t afford it.

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