Friday, September 09, 2005

SAT Scores Still Differ for Whites, Blacks

SAT Scores Still Differ for Whites, Blacks: "The achievement gap between white and black students on the SAT is five times as large at Annapolis High School as at Southern High School in Harwood, illustrating that the goal of racial parity may be more easily attained in some parts of the county than others.

The SAT achievement gap is essentially unchanged in Anne Arundel County over the past three years, based on a review of scores from 2003 to 2005 for white and black students. The gap has narrowed at four schools in that time span, but it has widened at six others, among the 10 high schools with sufficient numbers of black students to warrant a comparison."