(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state Department of Education has released preliminary results of a redesigned SAT test taken by 11th graders.
They show 65-percent meeting or exceeding the the English Language Arts standard and slightly more than 39-percent doing likewise in the math portion of the exam.
The test was given for the first time in this form to do away with duplicative high school level testing.
The results also show a continued gap among white, black and Hispanic students.
For instance 36.4 percent of black students and 39 percent of Hispanic students met or exceeded the ELA portion, compared to slightly more than 77 percent for whites.
In math, black or African American students graded out at 12.4-percent and Hispanic students 15.5 percent, compared to white students, who averaged 49.9 percent.
Asian students tested the highest of any category: 78.9 percent in english and 67.2 percent in math.