Frederick County Public Schools’ student scores outpace Maryland and the nation on 2017 SAT and ACT exams. Results on the SAT for the class of 2017 set a new baseline in both Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Mathematics as the national exam underwent its second major revision in 11 years. The College Board dropped a required separate writing test, which it had added about a decade ago, and changed other facets of the national exam.
FCPS results just posted are for students who only took the new SAT exam and exclude 69 graduating seniors who took the old SAT. With this new baseline, reporting is changed to reflect data for diploma-bound graduating seniors.
The SAT mean score in EBRW for FCPS is 563, compared to the state mean of 528 and the national mean of 527. The mean score in mathematics for FCPS is 563, compared to the state mean of 518 and the national mean of 517. The mean composite score for FCPS is 1126, compared to Maryland’s mean of 1046, and the national mean of 1044.
The ACT reporting has also changed to reflect data for diploma-bound graduating seniors. FCPS students’ composite score of 23.8 outpaced the state’s composite of 23.4 and national average of 21.0.
The state and national SAT and ACT figures are based on reports from the Maryland State Department of Education.