Racial gap still evident in Connecticut's SAT scores

Published on Monday, 5 August 2019 19:50
Written by The Associated Press

HARTFORD (AP) - Newly released results of the Connecticut SAT School Day show that there continues to be a wide achievement gap between white students and their minority peers.

According to results released Monday , white students are still twice as likely as black or Hispanic students to have the reading and writing skills needed to be ready for college or a career. In math, white students are three times more likely to be prepared.

The results showed that one-third of high school juniors are not reading or writing well enough to begin college or a career, while 59% of juniors failed to meet the math standard.

Ajit Gopalakrishnan, chief performance officer for the state’s education department, says while many students are meeting standards, “We still have a long way to go.”

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Monday, 5 August 2019 19:50. Updated: Monday, 5 August 2019 19:52.