Virginia students are doing better on all three sections of the SAT tests, which are used in college admissions. New figures show the latest statewide average scores for public school students were 512 in reading, 511 for math, and 494 in writing. Virginia students outperformed the national average by 21 points in reading, 8 points in math, and 14 points in writing. The average scores of African-American students also improved for all three sections. Average reading and math scores of Hispanic students were better this year, but the average writing score showed no change. More than 53,000 Virginia public school seniors took the latest set of SAT tests. That’s a slight decline from the 2012 total. Albemarle County students fared better than both the state and national averages. Seniors at the county high schools averaged 565 in reading, 559 in math, and 542 in writing. Western Albemarle (pictured) is among the places where high school kids take SAT exams.
SAT Test Results Show Improvement