Arundel scores on SAT improve over last year

August 20, 1993

Anne Arundel County high school seniors' scores improved this year on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, with a gain of nine points on both the math and verbal portions of the test.

Countywide, the average score on the verbal portion of the test was 435, compared to 426 points earned by last year's graduates. The statewide average this year was 431.

On the math portion of the test, Anne Arundel seniors averaged 493 points, compared to 484 points scored by 1992 graduates. The statewide average score on the math test was 478.

The SAT is used to predict a student's ability to succeed in the first year of college and is an admissions requirement for many colleges and universities.

More than half the county's graduates took the test this year -- about 2,163, including 998 young men and 1,165 young women.

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