The SAT is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college. Unlike the PSSA, which is administered by the state of Pennsylvania, the SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit composed of more than 5,900 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations.
SAT consists of three major sections. Each section receives a score, and a total score is calculated by adding up scores of the three sections.
Once again, the below data comes from the same Pennsylvanian Department of Education, and publicly available on their website.
|School Name||Verbal Average Score||Math Average Score||Prior to Writing Test||Writing Average Score||With Writing Test|
|Great Valley HS||572||576||1148||564||1712|
|Downingtown HS East||541||560||1101||541||1642|
|West Chester East||519||538||1057||514||1571|
|West Chester Bayard Rustin HS||520||537||1057||511||1568|
|Owen J Roberts HS||521||529||1050||512||1562|
|Avon Grove HS||515||531||1046||502||1548|
|Phoenixville Area HS||512||521||1033||502||1535|
|Oxford Area HS||500||511||1011||473||1484|
|Octorara Area HS||493||506||999||468||1467|
|Coatesville Area SHS||447||448||895||423||1318|
Have we started to see a trend in the data? Do you think we are getting a good return on our tax dollars? If you agree that this community does not need another tax hike, where should we cut the budget… with programs that help kids, or the adult who that are under performing for the high wages we are paying?