College Readiness Assessments

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

The SAT® test helps college admissions officers make fair and informed admissions decisions and is used as an indicator of a students potential college success. The SAT tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge with the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.

SAT National, State and County Summary

In Spring 2016, the College Board introduced a new version of the SAT. As a result, the 2017 scores represent the beginning of a new trendline.

Historical SAT data for PWCS (PDF) — pre-March 2016
Historical SAT data for PWCS (PDF) — post-March 2016


ACT (American College Testing)

The ACT® test  is a multiple-choice test that assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work in four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. It is a national college admission and placement examination. 

ACT Average Scale Scores for Graduating Seniors by School (PDF)

ACT Average Scale Scores for Graduating Seniors: National, State, and Division (PDF) 


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