Delaware Department of Education offers free SAT test for high school juniors

For the first time ever, on April 13, 2011, the Delaware Department of Education will offer the SAT test free to all public high school juniors. This is being made possible by a federal grant close to $1.8 million through the Race to the Top program. Over the next four years, approximately 9,000 students per year will take the College Board exam.

The only other state implementing a similar program of the free SAT is Maine. However, they are offering the test on a Saturday. Delaware is taking things a step or two further to make the test blend with …

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 …