Chariho School Parents’ Forum

August 25, 2009

RI SAT scores 2nd worst

Filed under: Chariho,test scores — Editor @ 8:43 pm

h/t(2) RS

From the ProJo

SAT scores for the nearly 8,300 Rhode Island high school students — members of the Class of 2009 — who took the college admission test remain fifth lowest out of the six New England states. Rhode Island students scored 498 in reading, 496 in math and 494 in writing, with just 66 percent of students participating.

The highest combined score possible is 2,400 points — 800 per test.

Only Maine — which boasts a 90 percent participation rate — scored lower, with seniors scoring 468 in reading, 467 in math and 455 in writing.

But when Rhode Island’s private school students are not counted, the state’s participation rate drops to just 54 percent, and scores also decline, down to 486 in reading, 487 in math and 482 in writing for public school students. These scores reflect a 3-point improvement in reading and writing and no change in math, compared with 2008.



  1. If the entire student body was tested, the results would be much worse. Another indication the system is broken….since our government seems occupied with fishing broken systems, why not overhaul the educational one…..oh yeah I forgot, the union stranglehold on our children and their inability to deliver what they are paid for.

    Comment by RS — August 26, 2009 @ 10:37 am | Reply

  2. Seems Woonsocket is going to take on the State’s unfunded mandates …

    Comment by Gene Daniell — August 26, 2009 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

  3. Yeah…we’re(Chariho) above the average for the 2nd worst state in New England. So what does this spin from the Westerly Sun mean to you?

    Comment by RS — August 28, 2009 @ 3:29 am | Reply

  4. It reminds me of a little known Jim Croce song titled “Spin, Spin, Spin” but is must be pointed out that not only is Chariho above the state average, it’s also above the national avergage. Is that a good thing? Not really since a lot of the top colleges require scores much higher than what the national average is or what the averages are for either Chariho or Westerly. Should we expect more from our teachers? Of course we should, our children should be getting a top notch education for the amount we pay the teachers and administration in this district. We should never be satisfied just because we slightly exceed both the state and national averages.

    Comment by CharihoParent — August 28, 2009 @ 3:57 am | Reply

  5. Hey everybody. Has there been any word on the teacher’s contract negotiations? Any outreach to the public at all?

    Any chance of labor action?

    Thanks, David

    Comment by davidc — August 28, 2009 @ 6:12 am | Reply

  6. Hi!
    I spoke at the last Hopkinton Town Council meeting on school issues including referring to current litigation elsewhere about the the law suits. I do think the other communities should look at joining them, while I did not endorse the idea of doing so. The Rhode Island General Assembly has a CONSTITUTIONAL Directive to “promote education”,. I think the various cities and towns should look at joing them for sure. The bigger issue is what is the Rhode Island Association of School Committees doing in regards to this as well as the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. I recall out towns and school committee pays dues to these organizations.

    Comment by Scott Bill Hirst — August 28, 2009 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  7. Now there are a lot of sources online. ISEE Test, SSAT Test Score Test Prep. Anxiety, Test Taking, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, BAR, MCLEX, ASVAB, ASWB, NCE, Praxis, Counselor Exam, Engineering Exam, Engineer Exam, Social Work Exam, and more… The students are very lucky. Because of many sources can be easily.

    Comment by mywalletmarketcom — April 5, 2011 @ 3:04 pm | Reply

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