PRESS RELEASE – September 27, 2016
The College Board released information regarding SAT results for the class of 2016.
Fluvanna saw increased scores in all areas. Critical Reading continues to be a bright spot for Fluvanna, with students surpassing the national average by 24 points, averaging a score of 518. In the area of mathematics, Fluvanna saw an eight-point increase with students earning an average score of 508, which equals the national average. The High School saw a six-point increase in writing with an average score of 492, this too surpassed the national average by ten points.
Fifty-three percent of seniors took the SAT which is slight decline from 56 percent in 2015 and 55 percent in 2014.
Another option for students is the ACT. The ACT is an achievement test and measures what students have learned in school where as the SAT is an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.
Twenty-six seniors, or 11 percent of the Class of 2016, took the ACT test last year. Although scores for Fluvanna are slightly below the state average, Fluvanna surpasses the Nation in all of the five areas reported.
The High School continues to offer after-school SAT and ACT preparation programs to help students better prepare for the assessment. Guidance counselors also encourage students to take higher level mathematics courses to better prepare them to meet admissions criteria. All students who are interested in pursuing higher education are encouraged to take the SAT or ACT. It is recommended that Juniors test in the spring and Seniors test in the Fall.
The SAT was redesigned. Students who took the test from March 2016 forward will take the new test. Information and resources to prepare for the new test may be found at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat.
As part of the Continuous Improvement Model, Fluvanna continues to explore ways to increase access and opportunity to prepare for post-secondary education. During the Fall of 2016, all students will be given the opportunity to take the newly designed PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, or the PSAT/NMSQT.
“It is hoped by giving our students exposure and additional practice with these college admissions assessments. By using the data to inspire instruction, our students will reach new levels,” stated Ms. Brenda Gilliam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
For additional information contact Brenda Gilliam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at 434-589-8208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.