Welcome to Laurie Goodman's blog. I use this space to share news and opinions about education and schools in Ridgewood, the state of New Jersey and the nation, in addition to other issues I'm personally interested in. I invite you to share your thoughts, feelings, questions or opinions, too, by posting comments on any blog entry. Please observe basic courtesy -- keep your comments focused on issues, no personal attacks or bullying, please. Contact me directly at: lauriegood@mac.com

Sunday, September 19, 2010

SAT scores: NJ is below (and Ridgewood is far above) the national average.

According to a story last week on NJ.com, New Jersey's SAT scores remain just below the national average. On the other hand, Ridgewood's scores* remain among the highest in the state -- and much higher than the national average.

Most recent scores (total possible = 2400):
US: 1509
NJ: 1506
Ridgewood: 1797

Of course, you may know that I feel -- and research increasingly shows -- that SAT scores are a poor predictor of college success. You can read more about it at FairTest.org.

Read the full article on NJ.com by clicking here.

*Ridgewood's average scores taken from NJ schools report card, most recent data is 2008.

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