Rhode Island students score below average on SAT

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s high school students scored significantly lower on the SAT than the national averages.

The Providence Journal reports Thursday that the state’s Class of 2019 scored an average of 483 points on the English portion of the standardized college entrance exam, while the national average was 531.

On the math section of the test, Rhode Islanders scored an average of 474, while the national average was 528.

The numbers also showed a gap between white students and students of color, with white students scoring about 70 points higher in English and math.

The Rhode Island Department of Education said SAT scores were flat statewide.

State Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green called on district leaders to develop action plans to increase both test participation and overall scores.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com


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