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National SAT scores stagnant — but Idaho still lags behind

Stagnant national scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test represent a “call to action,” according to the group that administers the test.

Even so, the national scores far outpace Idaho student scores on the college entrance exam.

According to a study released Thursday by the College Board, only 43 percent of students who took the SAT are college-ready. That percentage has remained virtually unchanged for five years.

For the College Board’s purposes, 1,550 is the magic number defining college readiness. And while 43 percent of students in the class of 2013 met this mark nationally, only about a quarter of Idaho students reached the threshold.

From more details, here’s a link to my story at Idaho Education News.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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