Georgia Scores an F on 2019 SAT

The Afterclap makes direct one-to-one conversions of SAT mean scaled scores to the easiest understood grading system used in America, the classroom grade from o to 100. Here, all scores are rounded to two decimal places to improve accuracy. And a grade of 70.00 and above is considered as the entry-level of preparedness for additional education and passing.

Reporting of the SAT initially focuses on three scores:

  1. Combined Mean Grade, which was a 54.83
  2. Math Mean Grade, which was a 53.17
  3. ERW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) Mean Grade, which was a 56.33

These scores are often followed by an attempt to show growth or the lack there of, by comparing two different groups of students. At The Afterclap, we consider each assessment a snapshot of the academic ability of a group of students on the day assessed. We hold it to be a logical fallacy to compare two alien groups to show growth or the lack of growth. However, we believe it is possible to contrast two different groups. We also believe the grades (results) are not a life sentence, nor are they a ticket to paradise.

The SAT provides score Distributions for Total Group, Math section, ERW section, Reading subsection, and Writing and Language subsection, Words in Context Subscores, Command of Evidence Subscores, and Expression of Ideas Subscores as shown in Table 1.1, through Table 1.8.

 

Table 1.1 2019 SAT Total Group Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
83.33 – 100 B, A 3,860 5.06
66.67 – 82.50 F, D, C, B 13,768 18.04
50.00   – 65.83 F 28,591 37.45
33.33 – 49.17 F 24,772 32.45
16.67 – 32.50 F 5,316 6.96
0 – 15.83 F 33 0.04

As Table 1.1 shows, more than 76.90 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT.

 

Table 1.2 2019 SAT Math section Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
83.33 – 100 B, A 4,676 6.13
66.67 – 81.67 F, D, C, B 11,232 14.72
50.00 – 65.00 F 28,466 37.29
33.33 – 48.33 F 24,219 31.73
16.67 – 31.67 F 7,586 9.94
0.00 – 15.00 F 181 0.24

As Table 1.2 shows, more than 79.20 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT Math section.

 

Table 1.3 2019 SAT ERW section Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
83.33 – 100 B, A 4,427 5.80
66.67 – 81.67 F, D, C, B 17,487 22.91
50.00 – 65.00 F 27,466 35.98
33.33 – 48.33 F 22,320 29.24
16.67 – 31.67 F 4,585 6.00
0.00 – 15.00 F 55 0.07

As Table 1.3 shows, more than 71.29 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT ERW section.

 

Also, starting in 2017, the SAT included a reading subsection score. For 2019 SAT, the mean reading subsection grade was a 56.67

Table 1.4 2019 SAT Reading subsection Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
83.33 – 100 B, A 5,135 6.73
66.67 – 81.67 F, D, C, B 19,041 24.94
50.00 – 65.00 F 28,324 37.10
33.33 – 48.33 F 19,759 25.88
16.67 – 31.67 F 3,977 5.21
0.00 – 15.00 F 86 0.11

As Table 1.4 shows, more than 68.30 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT Reading subsection.

 

Also, starting in 2017, the SAT included a Writing and Language subsection score. For 2019 SAT, the mean Writing and Language subsection grade was a 56.67

Table 1.5 2019 SAT Writing and Language subsection Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
83.33 – 100 B, A 5,487 7.19
66.67 – 81.67 F, D, C, B 17,855 23.39
50.00 – 65.00 F 24,884 32.60
33.33 – 48.33 F 22,355 29.28
16.67 – 31.67 F 5,592 7.33
0.00 – 15.00 F 167 0.22

As Table 1.5 shows, more than 69.43 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT Writing and Language subsection.

 

Table 1.6 2019 SAT Words in Context Subscores Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
86.67 – 100 B, A 8,039 10.53
66.67 – 80.00 F, D, C, B 28,358 37.15
46.67 – 60.00 F 27,063 35.45
26.67 – 40.00 F 11,153 14.61
0.00 – 20.00 F 1,727 2.26

As Table 1.6 shows, more than 52.32 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT Words in Context Subscores.

 

Table 1.7 2019 SAT Command of Evidence Subscores Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
86.67 – 100 B, A 8,531 11.18
66.67 – 80.00 F, D, C, B 23,069 30.22
46.67 – 60.00 F 31,993 41.91
26.67 – 40.00 F 12,454 16.31
0.00 – 20.00 F 293 0.38

As Table 1.7 shows, more than 58.60 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT Command of Evidence Subscores.

 

Table 1.8 2019 SAT Expression of Ideas Subscores Distribution by, Grade, Letter grade, Number of students tested, and by Percent of students

Grade Distribution  Letter Grade Distribution Number of students tested Percent of students
86.67 – 100 B, A 10,414 13.64
66.67 – 80.00 F, D, C, B 24,889 32.60
46.67 – 60.00 F 28,875 37.82
26.67 – 40.00 F 11,599 15.19
0.00 – 20.00 F 563 0.74

As Table 1.8 shows, more than 53.75 percent of the students failed to make a 70 or better on the SAT Expression of Ideas Subscores.

 

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Resource link used:

[https://reports.collegeboard.org/pdf/2019-georgia-sat-suite-assessments-annual-report.pdf]

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