Maine’s Education Commissioner Susan Gendron has released the results of S.A.T. tests completed by high school juniors, and the grades are rather disappointing.
It’s the first time the S.A.T.’s have been used in place of the Maine Educational Assessment Tests, to measure the progress of students in their junior year.
The scores show less than half of the students who took the test meet national standards in reading, math, and writing.
Still, Gendron says the switch to the S.A.T.’s is having a positive impact on students.
Educators say comparisons should not be made between the scores of the two tests, because they are completely different.
You can get more information by going online at: www.maine.gov/education