No SATisfaction

Until yesterday, if you were to look on the RPS Homepage, under “About RPS,” you would have found a list of SAT scores that stopped in 2016.  The estimable Carol Wolf asked RPS when they planned to update the data; Ms. Hudacsko of RPS got things straightened out.

Let’s look at those updated data.  First the reading/writing numbers:

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*Before 2016, the SAT had separate reading and writing scores; since then, they report a single “reading and writing” number.  The data above (and below) are those combined scores for 2016 and later but only the reading scores before then.

Of course, some schools did better than others.

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Turning to math:

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It’s not Good News that our best two high schools underperformed the state average on both tests.

For some context, here are data on this year’s admissions at Longwood

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and at THE University.

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To get some further context, I consulted Dr. Google and found a shortage of posted SAT scores for individual schools.  Fairfax is a notable exception (when you look at the numbers, below, you’ll see why).  Here are their 2018 totals (reading/writing + math), along with the same data for the Richmond high schools and for Richmond, Virginia, and the US.

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Now, class: In 25,000 words or fewer, explain how that performance comports with the RPS Web page that says:

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