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AISD SAT scores higher than state and national averages

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Amarillo ISD high school juniors who took the SAT test this year outscored their peers across the state and nation, and the district showed growth in the total and subject-specific scores from the previous year.

The number of AISD students who met benchmark scores in both math and reading and writing in 2019 increased by four percent from 2018, with the average total score increasing by 1.2%. Average scores grew by one percent in reading and writing and by four percent in math over scores from test takers in 2018.  When compared with state and national averages, AISD students had higher average total scores and more AISD students met both benchmarks than either of their peer groups.

“We know our teachers are actively preparing our students to be successful academically, and our students continue to show us that they are capable of achieving to higher levels than their peers across the state and nation,” said Sandy Whitlow, AISD chief leadership and support officer. “The opportunity to take the SAT at school is another resource to prepare students for life and success beyond high school as they plan their next steps.”

SAT School Day, held this year on March 6, is an opportunity for all AISD juniors to test during the school day at no cost to them. The District covers the cost and makes the test a school day activity because it removes financial and other barriers that often come between students and college readiness. 

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