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SAT scores released today

The College Board, which admininsters the SAT tests, this morning released data on students’ performance for the 2009-10 school year.

The Virginia Board of Education released school-by-school data.

Spotsylvania High School showed the most marked changed, increasing average test scores by 87 points compared to the previous year.

Unlike some other scholastic tests, these do not compare the same students from year to year.  Comparisons generally are made to other students taking the tests at the same time.

Riverbend, Courtland and Spotsylvania high schools had average test scores in critical reading that exceeded the national average of 501.

The SAT tests students on critical reading, writing and math. It is a measure used by many colleges in evaluating applicants.

For more results and information, see tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star.