Posts tagged: SAT
A few statistical quirks from Idaho’s second SAT day in April — when 17,306 high school juniors took the college placement exam: The Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy posted the state’s top SAT scores across the board, scoring 588 or above in all three disciplines. The Coeur d’Alene academy received a five-star rating from the state; recently, the academy was one of eight Idaho high schools that made a Washington Post list of America’s most challenging high schools. Again, this is a relatively small sample size: the academy had 73 juniors in 2012-13/Kevin Richert, The EDge, IdahoED News. More here.
Question: Do your children now — or have they ever — attended Coeur Alene Charter Academy? Would you recommend it to others?
BOISE - All Idaho high school juniors can now take the SAT for free, state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna announced today.
State lawmakers in 2007 approved requiring completion of a college entrance exam by the end of the junior year as a graduation requirement, starting with the class of 2013; this year, at Luna’s urging, they appropriated $963,500 for a statewide contract to pay for the tests. More here. Betsy Russell, SR
Did you take the SAT? How did you do?
Arpie: Here’s why Idaho usually scores high on the SAT and the ACT. Idaho has a lower percentage of kids going on to college than many states thus fewer kids taking these tests. And the kids that are taking the test are on average a higher quality than other states. I have not looked to see if that is the case here, but suspect it is. Does that make some sense?
Question: Can you remember taking your SAT or ACT tests? How did you do?