According to data released by the College Board, SAT scores for the Calvert County Public Schools graduating class of 2016 increased in all three areas—critical reading, math and writing—that are measured by the exam. The composite increased to 1542 from 1524 in 2015. Critical reading increased eight points to 522; math increased nine points to 522; and writing increased one point to 498. Participation declined to 67% of the graduating class testing, down from a high of 70% in 2015.
Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We’re pleased with these results and will look forward to doing even better in years to come.”
Across Maryland, SAT scores dipped slightly, dropping in all three areas to a composite of 1456 from 1462 in 2015.
The College Board began administering a new version of the SAT to students in March 2016. Because of the SAT redesign, this year’s performance data for the graduating class of 2016 includes students who took the old SAT through its last administration in January 2016. In prior years, scores of students who tested through June were included in the score reporting for a graduating class.