Posted: Sep 28, 2012 4:42 PM by KOMU 8 Staff
Updated: Sep 28, 2012 5:28 PM
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools' students scored above the national and state average for the 2012 SAT in all three areas of the exam. Columbia students' average score in the critical reading score was 633, compared to the state-wide average of 589 and nation-wide average of 496. On the mathematics section, Columbia students scored an average of 630, while the a state-wide average was 592 and the U.S average was 514. The above average scores continued on the writing section, with Columbia students scoring 610. Missouri's average was 575 and the entire group's was 488.
Seven percent of the Columbia Public School's 2012 class took the SAT exam, which is 88 students. State-wide, 3077 students in the 2012 class took the SAT, which is five percent. The entire group is made up of 1.66 million. Missouri is typically an ACT state, which explains the small participation numbers.
Of the 88 students, 95 percent of them took four or more years of English coursework in their secondary school classes. Ninety-two percent took four or more years of math classes and 96 percent took three or more years of science.