The state’s average SAT score for 2018 high school graduates from all North Carolina public schools increased 16 points overall from 2017, to 1,090, compared to the national average of 1,049, an increase of 5 points from the previous year. The scores reflect graduates who took a new version of the SAT, introduced in 2016, at least once during high school. Among all North Carolina graduates who took the SAT, including those in private and home schools, the state’s average score reached 1,098, an increase of 17 points from the previous year’s average score of 1,081.
Maybe somebody is doing something right. On the other hand, a reading initiative has yet to show progress according to a report cited by WRAL TV:
Researchers say North Carolina’s Read to Achieve literacy program has had no gains, with five years of test scores showing little benefit.
North Carolina State University released a study last week over the third-grade reading campaign the state has spent more than $150 million on, finding the program was too focused on third grade and that having each school district implement it leads to inconsistencies from teacher skills to the type of summer reading camps offered.