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by DON AINES | September 11, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - SAT scores for Chambersburg Area Senior High School students fell in 2006 compared to 2005, but the district is starting a test preparation program that could lead to higher scores for those taking the exam during this school year. Critical reading scores, until last year known as the verbal portion of the SAT, fell from 512 in 2005 to 506 this year, according to Janet Martin, chairwoman of the high school's counseling department. In math, the scores fell from 511 to 501. In a new third category, writing, students scored 493, Martin said.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 7, 2008
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.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 6, 2008
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.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 29, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County seniors scored higher on their SATs this year than last, despite a more rigorous exam, and officials say more students are taking the college entrance exam. But scores are lower than they were in 2004, before the test included a writing section and higher-level algebra questions, according to previously released data. "In past years, (SAT scores) have not been what we hoped they would be," Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said. "(This year's success)
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By DAN DEARTH | September 5, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The average SAT scores of all eight public high schools in Washington County dropped during the 2008-09 academic year, according to figures provided by Washington County Public Schools. Boonsboro High School performed the best, with a drop of just six points from 1,540 in the school year that ended in 2008 to 1,534 in the school year that ended in 2009. Hancock High School recorded the biggest drop -- 53 points -- from 1,478 in 2008 to 1,425 in 2009. Clear Spring High School's average score dropped 47 points, and North Hagerstown High School's fell 38 points.
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By DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | August 31, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The average scores slipped for Franklin County's high school students taking the SATs in 2007, with scores generally lower in the reading, math and writing portions of the test. The exception was the Greencastle-Antrim School District, which saw increases in two of the three areas tested. "These are the best results we've ever had," said C. Gregory Hoover, Greencastle's acting district superintendent. The district also set local records by having 125 teenagers take the test, Hoover said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | September 13, 2010
A year after Washington County Public Schools officials expressed concern about a drop in the average SAT score, the school system's average SAT score improved 26 points. The average SAT score last school year was 1,506, compared with 1,480 during the 2008-09 school year, and with 1,508 during the 2007-08 school year, according to Jeremy Jakoby, the school system's supervisor of testing and accountability. "While we are very aware that one year does not constitute a trend, we are optimistic about these results," Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said in a prepared statement.
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By DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | August 30, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The average scores slipped for Franklin County's high school students taking the SATs in 2007, with scores generally lower in the reading, math and writing portions of the test. The exception was the Greencastle-Antrim School District, which saw increases in two of the three areas tested. "These are the best results we've ever had," said C. Gregory Hoover, Greencastle's acting district superintendent. The district also set local records by having 125 teenagers take the test, Hoover said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
School-by-school average SAT scores from the last school year show some Washington County public schools experienced substantial increases while others had substantial decreases. “Every group of kids is different,” so it's difficult to compare a school's average SAT scores from year to year, said Clyde Harrell, the school system's director for curriculum and instruction. Year-to-year figures mostly reflect the readiness level of that group of students to take the SAT test, Harrell said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
Senior Hanna Wade fills out an application in a college-preparatory class at South Hagerstown High School. Tim Kasella scored 1,500 out of a possible 2,400 the first time he took the SAT in June, at the end of his junior year at South Hagerstown High School. At the recommendation of his guidance counselor, the 17-year-old senior is taking a college-preparatory course that includes SAT preparation at South High this fall. He retook the SAT on Oct. 1 and thinks he will have a higher score this time.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
School-by-school average SAT scores from the last school year show some Washington County public schools experienced substantial increases while others had substantial decreases. “Every group of kids is different,” so it's difficult to compare a school's average SAT scores from year to year, said Clyde Harrell, the school system's director for curriculum and instruction. Year-to-year figures mostly reflect the readiness level of that group of students to take the SAT test, Harrell said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
Senior Hanna Wade fills out an application in a college-preparatory class at South Hagerstown High School. Tim Kasella scored 1,500 out of a possible 2,400 the first time he took the SAT in June, at the end of his junior year at South Hagerstown High School. At the recommendation of his guidance counselor, the 17-year-old senior is taking a college-preparatory course that includes SAT preparation at South High this fall. He retook the SAT on Oct. 1 and thinks he will have a higher score this time.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | September 13, 2010
A year after Washington County Public Schools officials expressed concern about a drop in the average SAT score, the school system's average SAT score improved 26 points. The average SAT score last school year was 1,506, compared with 1,480 during the 2008-09 school year, and with 1,508 during the 2007-08 school year, according to Jeremy Jakoby, the school system's supervisor of testing and accountability. "While we are very aware that one year does not constitute a trend, we are optimistic about these results," Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said in a prepared statement.
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By DAN DEARTH | September 5, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The average SAT scores of all eight public high schools in Washington County dropped during the 2008-09 academic year, according to figures provided by Washington County Public Schools. Boonsboro High School performed the best, with a drop of just six points from 1,540 in the school year that ended in 2008 to 1,534 in the school year that ended in 2009. Hancock High School recorded the biggest drop -- 53 points -- from 1,478 in 2008 to 1,425 in 2009. Clear Spring High School's average score dropped 47 points, and North Hagerstown High School's fell 38 points.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 7, 2008
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.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 6, 2008
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.
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By DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | August 31, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The average scores slipped for Franklin County's high school students taking the SATs in 2007, with scores generally lower in the reading, math and writing portions of the test. The exception was the Greencastle-Antrim School District, which saw increases in two of the three areas tested. "These are the best results we've ever had," said C. Gregory Hoover, Greencastle's acting district superintendent. The district also set local records by having 125 teenagers take the test, Hoover said.
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By DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | August 30, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The average scores slipped for Franklin County's high school students taking the SATs in 2007, with scores generally lower in the reading, math and writing portions of the test. The exception was the Greencastle-Antrim School District, which saw increases in two of the three areas tested. "These are the best results we've ever had," said C. Gregory Hoover, Greencastle's acting district superintendent. The district also set local records by having 125 teenagers take the test, Hoover said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 29, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County seniors scored higher on their SATs this year than last, despite a more rigorous exam, and officials say more students are taking the college entrance exam. But scores are lower than they were in 2004, before the test included a writing section and higher-level algebra questions, according to previously released data. "In past years, (SAT scores) have not been what we hoped they would be," Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan said. "(This year's success)
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by DON AINES | September 11, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - SAT scores for Chambersburg Area Senior High School students fell in 2006 compared to 2005, but the district is starting a test preparation program that could lead to higher scores for those taking the exam during this school year. Critical reading scores, until last year known as the verbal portion of the SAT, fell from 512 in 2005 to 506 this year, according to Janet Martin, chairwoman of the high school's counseling department. In math, the scores fell from 511 to 501. In a new third category, writing, students scored 493, Martin said.
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