User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


70° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Students Do Well On SATs

August 27, 2009, 8:31 AM by Katie Janssen

South Dakota's newest high school graduates scored above the national average on the SAT test, particularly in math and reading.

It's one of several tests students take to get into college, and this year, South Dakota students scored well on the SATs.

"Originally I had taken the PSAT's to qualify for national merit. One requirement was to take the SAT so I just decided to take it,"Sioux Falls Lincoln senior Frank Liang said.

Last year's graduates scored 589 in reading, compared with the national mean score of 501. In math, South Dakota students averaged 600, compared with 515. And in writing, the statewide average was 569, over the national score of 493.

Most South Dakota students take the ACT rather than the SAT, but students we talked with say they took it because schools across the country look at different criteria.

"Because I don't know exactly what college I want to look at, there may be some on the east coast or some places might prefer the SAT so I thought I'd just take that," Dylan Powell, also a senior at Sioux Falls Lincoln, said.

Students say the test wasn't any more difficult than they thought it would be, but the experience will help them in whatever they decide to do after high school.

South Dakota's scores were about the same as last year's.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Charges Filed After Baby Hurt At Day Care

8/19/2014 11:13 AM

A Sioux Falls day care provider faces charges after a child in her care was hospitalized.

Full Story
SUV Driver Ticketed Following Deadly Crash

8/18/2014 11:35 AM

Sioux Falls Police have ticketed a 26-year-old driver for her involvement in a deadly bicycle crash last month.

Full Story
Illinois Man Found Dead In The Black Hills

8/17/2014 11:30 AM

Authorities say a 23-year-old Illinois man who was reported missing in early August was found dead in the Black Hills National Forest.

Full Story
Father In NW Iowa Murder Case Died Of Natural Causes

8/20/2014 9:44 AM

Autopsy results are back on a northwest Iowa man who was found dead along with his wife in July.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Searching For Assault Suspect

8/20/2014 11:49 AM

Authorities are looking for a 19-year-old man who assaulted and kidnapped his 17-year-old girlfriend.

Full Story


Events