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SAT Results Follow The Dollar

SAT Results Follow The Dollar

Connecticut's SAT results for the class of 2015 contain some good news, but as always a large share of the same old bad news. While more students are taking the test and a greater percentage of those students are members of minority groups — up almost two points from last year to 25.3 percent — the chance for success on the test remains heavily correlated with income, race and ethnicity. The relationship between family income and scores is particularly striking with each increase in income level yielding a stair-step increase in test score points. For students with a family income of less than $20,000, the average reading score is 424 out of a possible 800. When income...

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