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Kansas scores on SAT rise

September 25, 2012

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— Kansas students are outpacing the national average on the SAT college-entrance exam.

The state’s Department of Education said Monday that scores increased in all content areas in 2012. The biggest increase was in reading, where students scored 595 out of 800, up five points from 2011.

About 5 percent of the state’s graduates took the exam — a low number that contributes to Kansas’ higher-than-average scores.

The reason few Kansas students take the test is because the ACT historically is more popular in the central states, with the SAT more popular on the East and West coasts. The Kansas students taking the SAT tend to be more prepared, with many of them considering admission to out-of-state schools.

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oldbaldguy 1 year, 6 months ago

Sage you are an idiot. I am not a liberal. I am a gun toting conservative. Served my country and took the lives of the enemy. I guess I did it for folks like you.

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question4u 1 year, 6 months ago

The SAT is taken by a very small number of graduating high-school seniors. State assessment tests are taken by all students at various levels, beginning in 3rd grade.

A rise in tests taken by 5% of graduating seniors isn't going to tell you much about the future of Kansas (especially when the SAT is taken by students who are planning to attend universities outside of the state). A drop in state assessment tests, which are taken by ALL students and at multiple levels in the educational system, is far more significant and will constitute a serious problem if it becomes a trend.

That should be obvious to anyone, though evidently it isn't.

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SageonPage 1 year, 6 months ago

This not possible cuz the shrieking left sez we must throw more and more money at Teachers and Schools or it's the end of America! Scotty Rothschild just told us education in Kansas is suffering horribly due to the Governor's tax cuts and it was already showing up in grades in math and science. I always buy into what Scotty says, he is a 'moderate thinker' and only looking out for our best interests and not that bad man Sam Brownback.

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