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SAT scores up in the San Ramon Valley

Original post made on Aug 23, 2011

In 2010, the last year for which numbers are available, five of the eight local high schools showed improvement over 2009. The percentage of San Ramon Valley High School scores over 1500 -- a state benchmark -- climbed by more than 10 percent, from 76.47 to 86.98 percent. California High School jumped about 3 percent, from 71.69 to 74.70 percent.

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Posted by Baby Boomer
a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

More statistics without reference: 1500 is a "benchmark." 1500 out of how many possible points? 1500 as a minimum requirement for State Universities? As "average?" Across the board in all socioeconomic areas?

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Posted by Jessica Lipsky
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

A score of 1500 is the benchmark set by the state of California for students across all socioeconomic levels. As of 2005, the SATs include a writing/essay section that brings the total point value to 2400.

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

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Why, back when I was in high school, all we got were up to 1600 points. Has the world really expanded that far?

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Posted by Jimbo
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:56 am

5 or so years ago the College Board added a third section to the SAT, an essay. Good idea to actually see if students can write rather than just multiple choice which is what the math and verbal sections still are . So total possible score went from 1600 to 2400.