Thursday, October 9, 2014

2014 DeKalb County Schools SAT and AP Scores

This week the College Board released the SAT and AP scores.  DCSD SAT scores were down around 8%.  That appeared rather high to me, so after reviewing previous year's data, it became apparent that almost of the DCSD high schools had a significant rise in the number of students taking the SAT.  Was this the graduating class that was the recipient of the "free" SAT test compliments of the previous DCSD administration?  If so, there was a caveat at that time that the SAT scores would be reported lower.




4 comments:

  1. Why are so many kids taking AP classes if the stats are so low for getting at least a 3? Even Dunwoody HS is less than 60%. Are they taking the class just to take it and not caring about their score or are they not prepared for the exams?

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  2. The % for DHS is right at 60%. The reason so many students take AP classes is that is what colleges want to see on their applications. I know that UGA likes to see at least 6 AP classes on a student application.

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  3. So a school like UGA doesn't care what score they got on the exam? Just that they took the class?

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  4. Obviously Universities care about the final course grade as those are reported on the student's high school transcript. I can only speak to the admission process for the universities my children applied to, UGA included. Not one of them required AP Test Scores as part of the admission process. Many universities will utilize the AP test scores as a means to allow students college course credit. Most schools do require a '4' on an AP test score for that to occur, but there are universities that will allow course credit for a '3' based on the course. Since the cost of sending AP scores is $10 per test (after the day of the test), I waited until after my children chose the university they wanted to attend before sending the scores.

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