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Oct 02

Virginia’s Improving SAT Scores

An announcement from the Virginia Department of Education on September 26 brought good news to Virginia educators and high school students for their success on the SAT college admission tests.  The average SAT scores released by the College Board  for Virginia public school graduates rose four points in critical reading, one point in mathematics and two points in writing.

“Virginia teachers at all grade levels should take pride in the improving performance of our graduating seniors on the SAT” Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright commented. In addition, Board of Education President David M. Foster noted ” The message in the 2013 SAT results is clear: Virginia students continue to make progress under the Standards of Learning program and the college-and career-ready expectations introduced in the past five years.”

If you would like to access the complete announcement, please go to:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2013/sep26_gov.shtml