SAT Scores for Pine-Richland Students Are Higher Than State Mean

PR students also score well on Keystone Algebra I exam.

When it comes to test scores, the news is good for Pine-Richland schools.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. David Foley told the school board Monday night that Pine-Richland students did well on the SATs and Keystone Algebra 1 tests.

The district received the scores earlier this month.


Pine-Richland students’ mean scores surpassed the state’s scores, for the 295 Pine-Richland students who took the SATs between 2009 and 2011, Foley said. Here are those results:


                       Pine-Richland                      Pennsylvania

                        Mean Scores                        Mean Scores                       

Reading             546                                    493

Math                  571                                   501

Writing               533                                   479


Colleges and universities use the SAT scores when considering whether to admit student applicants.

Keystone Algebra 1

For the Keystone Algebra 1 test taken in May, about 90 percent of the students scored in the advanced and proficient categories, said Foley.

The test was taken by 221 students, mostly seventh and eighth graders and a few sixth graders, he said. Here are their scores:

Advanced             77

Proficient            120

Basic                    23

Below Basic            1

The Keystone Exams are a component of Pennsylvania’s new system of high school graduation requirements.

The state-developed Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in algebra I, algebra II, geometry, literature, English composition, biology, chemistry, U.S. history, world history and civics and government, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.


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