Wisconsin Students Score High on SAT
Wisconsin students produced the third highest SAT scores in the country
this year, according to WEAC President Stan Johnson.
"The SAT scores show that Wisconsin schools are placing students
in classrooms that work," WEAC President Stan Johnson said. "Great
teachers and school staff, along with parents, communities and others,
deserve the credit for Wisconsin's continued national dominance on college
Over 4,000 Wisconsin students took the college entrance exam during the
2000-01 school year and posted a verbal score of 584, well above the national
verbal score of 506. Wisconsin's math score was 596, compared to the national
score of 514.
"Even though only 6 percent of Wisconsin students took the SAT,
the scores show Wisconsin's education system remains one of the best in
the nation," Johnson said.
State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster commended 2001 graduates who
took the SAT for their diligence toward their educations. "These
young people show dedication to their studies, and their scores on the
SAT college admissions test demonstrate their accomplishments."
Wisconsin has been first in the nation on the ACT college entrance exam
for the last nine years. About two-thirds of Wisconsin's high school seniors
take the ACT.
Johnson added that Wisconsin public school students continue to outscore
Wisconsin private schools on the SAT.
Posted August 29, 2001