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UCPS 2009-2010 SAT scores above state, nation

Union County Public Schools seniors, on the average, have scored higher than seniors taking the SAT on both the state and national level since the 2003-04 school year. This year is no different.

The 2009-10 scores released Sept. 13, 2010, showed a combined math and verbal score for UCPS to be 1034, up five points from last year. North Carolina seniors scored 1008 and national scores were 1017.

The SATs, the most widely used college admission test, are designed to assess a student’s academic readiness for college. The exams also provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships.

The tests, which assess a student’s knowledge of reading, writing and math, are usually taken during the junior or senior year of high school. Most colleges and universities use the SAT as part of the admission decisions.

SATs are offered several times a year, but most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

The SAT has three main areas: critical reading (includes reading passages and sentence completions); a writing section (includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage); and the mathematics section (includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability).

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Sep 17, 2010 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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