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.
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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.