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SAS Tops the Charts on 2012 ACT Test

Miami, August 22, 2012 - On August 22, 2012,  ACT, Inc, released district, state and national results on the ACT for the 2012 graduating class. We are very pleased with the results and how our students performed on this important exam used by colleges and universities as part of their admissions decision making process. These results are also used for qualification in many scholarship programs, including the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

At SAS, we are tremendously pleased that our 2012 graduates at all four campuses surpassed district, state and national averages, with all four campus placing in the top 5 among senior high schools in all Miami-Dade county, including charter schools.

Our results were as follows:

School English Mathematics Reading Science Combined
           
School for Advanced Studies - Homestead 24.6 25.2 24.9 23.4 24.7
School for Advanced Studies - Kendall 26.1 27.6 26.3 24.8 26.3
School for Advanced Studies - North 24.9 25.4 25.1 23.6 24.8
School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson 25.6 25.6 26.6 24.8 25.8
DISTRICT 17.2 18.7 19.1 17.9 18.3
STATE 18.9 20.0 20.5 19.3 19.8
NATION 20.5 21.1 21.3 20.9 21.1
           
Of the 82 MDCPS senior high schools, School for Advanced Studies ranked in comparison to other schools as follows:
           
School English Mathematics Reading Science Combined
School for Advanced Studies - Homestead 5th 4th 5th 4th 5th
School for Advanced Studies - Kendall 1st 1st 2nd 1st (t) 1st
School for Advanced Studies - North 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd
School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson 2nd 2nd 1st 1st (t) 2nd
           

 

The results of the 2012 SAT

On September 24, 2012, the College Board released results for the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT) for the graduating Class of 2012 and SAS students recorded several accomplishments:

  • A record high number of SAS graduating seniors (100 percent) participated in the SAT in 2012, and the mean scores increased in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics at several of our campuses.
  • In comparison to the nation, students' mean scores at all four SAS campuses  were higher than the national average in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.
  • In comparison to the other high schools in Miami, SAS recorded the 1st-4th highest means scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics out of 63 M-DCPS schools, including Charter Schools.
High School 2012  % Tested Critical Reading
Mean Score
Mathematics Mean Score Writing Mean Score Composite Score
  2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012
SAS – Wolfson 100% 100% 594 611 (+17) 598 609
(+11)
567 605
(+38)
1759 1825
(+66)
SAS - Kendall 100% 100% 590 605
(+15)
603 619
(+16)
577 588
(+11)
1770 1812
(+42)
SAS - North 100% 100% 582 571
(-11)
595 592
(-3)
557 556
(-1)
1734 1719
(-15)
SAS - Homestead 100% 100% 576 575
(-1)
565 567
(+2)
533 552
(+19)
1674 1694
(+20)
District     467 472 466 469 452 457 1385 1398
State     487 492 489 492 471 476 1447 1460
Nation     497 496 514 514 489 488 1500 1498




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