Idaho SAT scores down slightly

Idaho SAT scores dropped slightly in April — and the decrease was most pronounced in math.

On average, students scored a 1,353 on the test, according to results released Friday by the State Department of Education. That’s 10 points down from the 2014 average of 1,363, or a 0.7 percent decrease — and well below the benchmark that denotes college readiness.

But a closer look at Friday’s news reveals that the decrease can be traced to one of the test’s three sections.

Math scores averaged out at 449, a 2.6 percent decrease from the 2014 average of 461.

Critical reading scores dropped slightly. The 461 average constitutes a 0.6 percent drop from the 2014 average of 464.

Writing scores increased, also slightly. The average came in at 443, up 1.1 percent from the 2014 average of 438.

Read more of this article at Idaho Education News’ website.