WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Reading and writing scores are up, but math scores are down for students in Washington County Public Schools taking the SAT, according to a report presented Thursday to the Board of Education.
The preliminary report compares average SAT scores from 2006 to 2008.
It shows a five-point increase, from 495 to 500, between 2007 and 2008 in the critical reading, or verbal, section of the test; and a two-point rise in writing scores, from 491 to 493, over the same period.
Average math scores, however, fell five points, from 520 to 515, between 2007 and 2008, according to the report.
Donna Hanlin, assistant superintendent for secondary education, reassured school board members that the drop in math scores is not a cause for concern.
"It's not at a point where we're alarmed at this point," Hanlin said. "But we want to make sure this is not more than a blip and is not a trend."