Fairfax Students Outdo Va. Peers on SAT Scores

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fairfax County students earned higher average scores on the SAT than their peers across Virginia and the nation despite a drop in math scores, according to results released this week by the College Board and Fairfax schools.

The district reported an average combined score of 1639 out of a possible 2400 for the 2007 senior class.

Average scores in the reading and writing sections of the test held steady compared with those of 2006. The average score in the math section dropped by four points.

Performance declined nationwide, and numbers were down in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

The latest figures extended a downward trend that began after the college entrance exam was reworked two years ago.

However, Fairfax educators said some schools made substantial gains.

Here are the scores by school.

-- MARIA GLOD


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