Frederick County senior students soar beyond state, national SAT exam scores


Graduating seniors in Frederick County, Maryland have outpaced state and national SAT exam scores.

According to Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) officials, the county’s combined score is 1149, which is 82 points higher than the state score, and 100 points higher than the national score.

This is the second year of the reformatted exam with 1600 total points.

Officials say there have seen improvements in both reading and writing, and math.

“For FCPS students’ evidence based reading and writing score, they were ten points higher than last year,” explained supervisor of state assessments and accountability with FCPS, Deborah Gilmartin. “The math score was 576, which is 13 points higher than the previous year, and that’s 48 points higher than Maryland, and 56 points higher than the nation.” 

Officials also add that this year brought in 142 more test takers.

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