College Board releases annual state SAT score results

Today, the College Board, which administers the SAT, released state reports. For Delaware, the report covers two distinct student populations: public school students who as juniors took the Universal SAT administered during the school day in April and those for the Class of 2012. According to the Delaware Department of Education:

Universal SAT Report
“In April 2011 and 2012, the state funded a school-day administration of the college readiness exam to every public school 11th grader in the state. The state is funding the program with part of its federal Race to the Top grant. This is the second year …

Advance Placement (AP) participation on the rise in Delaware

The number of Delaware students participating in Advanced Placement, or AP exams, the number of exams taken and scores of “3” or higher have all increased over the past year, according to College Board. In 2010, 3,630 students took AP exams, which was 7.7% higher than 2009.The total number of tests taken jumped 6% from the prior year.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1-5. A “3” or higher is the usual requirement for a student to receive credit for a course upon entrance to college. Of the 6,436 exams administered in 2010, 3,299 or 51.3% received a …