2010 SAT results are in
57% of seniors in Rhode Island took the SAT in 2010, a slight increase (5%) from 2009. Their average score fell one point in reading writing and four points in writing but went up by one point in Math. State education officials call the score changes minor. They mirror a national trend that suggests scores on the national college entrance exam are stagnating or falling slightly despite efforts to improve schools.
Rhode Island scores continue to lag behind the national average. For all students, including non-public school students, the national average was 501 points in reading, 492 points in writing and 516 points in math. Rhode Island students (including non-public) averaged 494 in reading, 488 in writing and 495 in Math.
For public school students, the distance from the national average is even larger. Average scores for public school students in Rhode Island were 485 in reading, 478 in writing and 488 in Math.