Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WRHS exceeds state average in pre-SATs

Luna notes statewide increase for juniors taking test

Express Staff Writer

    Students who were juniors last year at Wood River High School scored cumulatively higher than the state average in reading, mathematics and writing on pre-SAT tests administered in April.
    Data released in August by the Idaho State Department of Education showed that juniors statewide had increased scores of about 2 percent in reading and mathematics but a decrease in writing scores of about 2 percent.
    Nonetheless, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna described the results as “evidence that student achievement in Idaho continues to increase and that Idaho’s high school students are moving in the right direction as they prepare to go on to post-secondary education.”
    “I’m convinced this trend will continue and excited to see even more students strive as they go on into college and their careers,” Luna stated.
    The results show that statewide the average “critical reading score” increased to 464, compared to 454 in 2013. In mathematics, scores increased from 453 to 461.
    Luna further noted that the number of students who scored 700 or better in critical reading increased 33.2 percent.
    Wood River High School juniors scored from 4-7 percent higher than the state average in all three subject areas.
    In critical reading, Wood River juniors scored an average of 485, which is 4.5 percent higher than the state average of 464.
    In mathematics, Wood River juniors scored an average of 480, which is 4.1 percent higher than the state average of 461.
    In writing, Wood River juniors scored an average of 469, which is 7 percent higher than the state average of 438.
    The tests were taken in what Department of Education calls “SAT School Test Day,” wherein tests are funded by the state. Last year’s juniors, who are seniors now, will take regular college entrance SAT exams in November.

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