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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.
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NEWS
March 7, 2014
The efforts involved in redesigning the SAT are misdirected because there continues to be no rational basis for classifying test-takers in terms of the outcome ( "SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning," March 5). A knowledgeable test-maker can design a test to yield whatever average score is desired and to correlate test outcomes with an almost limitless set of criterion measures. But the plain fact is that correlation is not causation. Never was and never will be. Every human being alive is prepared to take the next step in his or her development throughout life.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | October 28, 1994
Howard County students continue to top the national average on standardized tests that measure students' knowledge in math, language and reading.More than 80 percent of students in the third and fifth grades who took the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills last spring scored in the high-average or above-average range.Fifty percent of the students had scores as high as or higher than those projected by another standardized test, the Test of Cognitive Skills.Of the students whose scores failed to meet projections, nearly a third fell more than 30 points short of what was expected.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
Almost six weeks after its season ended, McDonogh's football team debuted at No. 48 in the Student Sports FAB 50 national football rankings released on Tuesday. The Eagles, The Baltimore Sun's No. 1 team, went undefeated and captured the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship. They finished 11-0 with a 37-6 win over then-No. 1 Gilman to clinch the A Conference title on Nov. 9. Led by three All-Metro first-team players and All-Metro Coach of the Year Dom Damico , the Eagles won by an average score of 36-8 in taking their third A Conference title and their first since 2006.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | August 24, 1993
Howard County's college-bound seniors scored lower on the verbal and math portions of the Scholastic Aptitude Test this year, school officials said yesterday.The average score of the 1,572 Howard County students who took the test during the 1992-1993 school year was 969. That combined math and verbal score was a drop of seven points from the previous year's score of 976.Despite the drop, the combined average score was still higher than the statewide average, 909, and the national average, 902. The highest possible combined score a student could receive on the SAT, which used by colleges to gauge the potential of students seeking admission, is 1,600.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | September 20, 2009
Anne Arundel County high school students increased their average SAT score for the 2008-2009 school year four points over the previous year, scored nine points higher than the national average and 21 points over the state average. It was the 13th consecutive year that county seniors have seen their scores top national and state averages. "These scores offer proof that our efforts to put programs in place and deliver instruction in a way that will help every student achieve his or her own potential are paying off," said Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | August 28, 1996
Howard County's Class of 1996 earned higher math and verbal scores on the national Scholastic Assessment Test than did the class of 1995, the county school system announced yesterday.The improvement by Howard students on the SAT topped the average gains posted by last spring's high school graduates in Maryland and in the rest of the country.The SAT is an examination used in the college admissions process, and it is intended to indicate how students will perform academically during their first year of college.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1995
The graduating classes of five of Howard County's eight high schools earned higher scores last year on the national Scholastic Assessment Test than the classes of 1994.The average SAT math score rose two points last year to 524, and the average verbal score increased six points to 458.The average math score of 524 and the average total score of 982 were the highest in county history, Leslie Walker-Bartnick, the county's director of testing, told the Howard County school board Tuesday night.
NEWS
By Erika D. Peterman and Howard Libit and Erika D. Peterman and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1999
The overall SAT score for Howard County students dropped slightly this year, but the Class of 1999 still performed well above the state and national averages on the college entrance exam.The county's combined average score was 1081 out of a possible 1600, three points below last year's figure. Students scored 534 on the verbal portion of the test, a one-point drop, and 547 on the math portion, down two points from last year.However, Howard's overall performance was among the highest in the region yesterday, topping that of Anne Arundel (1051)
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
Baltimore County's college-bound seniors scored slightly higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test this year than the class that preceded them and averaged a hefty 23 points higher than the state average.The average score for Baltimore County's 1993 graduates who took the test was 932, six points higher than last year's average of 926. The statewide average for the 1993 seniors was 909, while the national average was 902.Verbal scores in the county rose from an average of 432 last year to 436 this year, while average math scores rose from 494 to 496. Since 1980, the average county SAT score for seniors has improved 13 points in the verbal test, and 24 points in math, county school officials said in releasing the general results.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn | December 10, 2013
Franklin's state champion football team soared to No. 7 in the final Maryland High School Football Media State Poll after being unranked in the last poll at the end of the regular season. The Indians (12-2) rolled through the playoffs to take their first state championship, 20-7, over Linganore in the Class 3A title game Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium. Linganore remained No. 10 in the poll. After opening 2-2, the Indians won 10 straight, including four playoff games by an average score of 42-11.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | May 1, 2013
What do you think of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and its parent, Exelon Corp.? Some companies survey customers to find out. Results are mixed. J.D. Power and Associates' most recent survey -- for 2012 -- shows BGE with a roughly average score for large utilities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, but substantially below average overall. BGE's 598 score for customer satisfaction among electric residential customers, on a 1,000-point scale, ranked it below 109 of the 126 utilities the marketing-information firm surveyed.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 2, 2012
C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air posted the top composite Scholastic Aptitude Test score in the 2011-12 school year, as all three greater Bel Air area schools - CMW, Bel Air High and Patterson Mill High - finished in the top five among Harford's 10 public high schools, as did Fallston and North Harford. According to SAT averages for 2011-12 released by Harford County Public Schools, the 207 C. Milton Wright students who took the SAT last school year had an average composite score of more than 1,600 for the test's three components: critical reading, mathematics and writing.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella | May 9, 2012
Online shoppers prefer Walmart to Target. That's one of the findings of an index released today that scores the top 100 online retailers on customer satisfaction. ForeSee's Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index based its analysis on nearly 21,000 surveys of online shoppers in the first quarter of 2012. The scores, calculated on a 100-point scale, range from a high of 89 for Amazon to a low of 69 for Ancestry.com and efollett.com. The top six, all with scores of 83 or higher, were Amazon, Apple, QVC, Keurig, Avon and L.L. Bean.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
The conventional wisdom is that allowances make children responsible money managers as they learn to budget so they don't run out of cash. But Lewis Mandell, professor emeritus of finance and former dean of business at the State University of New York in Buffalo, says that's not always the case. In fact, says Mandell, who has studied financial literacy, certain allowances may even be hurting kids. According to Mandell, high school students who didn't get an allowance performed better on a financial literacy test than those who did, especially teens who received stipends with no strings attached.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Maryland motorists might not be the nation's worst, but they seem to be close contenders. The state's drivers scored third from the bottom this year in an annual written test of knowledge of the rules of the road, according to GMAC Insurance. Maryland drivers placed 49th out of 51 in the company's seventh annual National Driver's Test, with a score of 73.3 percent, trailing only Hawaii (73 percent) and the basement-dwelling District of Columbia. Rounding out the Feckless Five were New Jersey in 48th and Massachusetts in 47th place.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
In the Aug. 20 Carroll County editions, the average SAT score for the Class of 1993 at Francis Scott Key High School was listed incorrectly. The school's average score was 890.* The Sun regrets the error.The Carroll County graduating class of 1993 scored 23 points higher, on average, on the Scholastic Aptitude Test than did the previous class, continuing a general trend, school officials said yesterday.Of all Carroll graduates this spring, 58.8 percent took the SAT. They scored a combined average of 924 for the verbal and math portions of the test, compared with averages of 909 for the state and 902 for the nation.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2010
While Baltimore County continued to see an increase in the number of its graduating seniors taking the SAT, the mean scores went down by 10 points overall compared with the previous year, according to results released recently. More than half the graduates in 2010 took the SATs and the mean combined SAT score for the writing, critical reading and math tests was 1,487, below both the state and national mean score. Statewide, the combined score went up 5 points to 1,502, and the national average of 1,509 was unchanged.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2010
Maryland seniors performed slightly better on both the math and critical reading sections of the SAT in 2010, according to results released Monday by the College Board. Graduating seniors increased their average math scores over last year from 502 to 506 and their average reading scores from 500 to 501. Average writing scores remained the same at 495. The highest possible score on each section is 800. "Our state's students continue to improve across the board, with some of the biggest gains coming from minority students often underrepresented on national tests," said state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick.
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