Leesburg, VA (October 10, 2014) – Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) saw its cumulative score on the SAT rise five points in 2014, according to statistics released Tuesday, October 7th, by the College Board.
The average score recorded by LCPS students who took the SAT in 2014 was 1611, up from 1606 in 2013. (The Virginia average was 1520 and the national average 1471.)
LCPS scores rose in critical reading (four points) and mathematics (two points) while dropping slightly in writing (one point).
Following are the LCPS scores compared to state and national scores.
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Statewide, the critical reading score was up three points from 2013; the math score was up one point; and the writing score down a point. Nationally, the critical reading score was unchanged from 2013; the math score was two points lower; and the writing score two points lower.
The College Board cautions educators and parents about interpreting the SAT results. Each year the SAT is taken by a particular group of students that chooses to take this test. SAT participants do not include all high school graduates or all students who enroll in colleges and universities. Therefore, the data only partially represents high school graduates. The characteristics of participants, as well as the percentage of students taking the test, may vary considerably from year to year. Each year’s average score represents the results for a different group of students.
3,536 LCPS students took the SAT in 2014, an increase of 81 from 2013.
In other news from the College Board on Tuesday, it was reported that 6,470 LCPS students took 12,871 Advanced Placement (AP) tests in 2014 with 8,787 of those tests having scores of 3 or above (the level at which most colleges give credit or waive course prerequisites).