Boucher: these tests should be of value to educators

September 3, 2015

Hartford, CT – State Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) Ranking member of the Education Committee of the General Assembly released the following statement today re: State test results on the SAT.

“While the expectation is that students who take the SAT will show higher scores from one year to the next, there are many factors that can affect the results. Demographic shifts, non-English speaking student growth in urban centers, greater than ever participation rates at all the levels of the academic spectrum and changes in the SAT test design have occurred over the last few years . I am encourage and pleased that in the future all 11th grade students in Connecticut will have the opportunity to take the new SAT in place of the SBAC test and have it count toward a college entrance exam. In the future, these tests should be of value to educators as benchmarks for their students.”

Class of 2015 SAT scores from State Department of Education:

  • Connecticut average score: 1,514, down from 1,525 in 2014
  • National average score: 1,490, down from 1,497 in 2014
  • Highest possible score: 2,400 (800 reading, 800 math and 800 essay)
  • The College Board, which administers the test, says a score of 1,550 shows college and career readiness.
  • Participation: 89.3 percent of Connecticut high school seniors took the test, up from 88.4 percent in 2014.