Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Florida's SATS at Bottom-Thanks to Jeb Bush's Education Policies

The percentage of high-school sophomores with proficient reading scores has dropped during the Bush administration -- 33 percent when he was elected, as high as 37 percent in 2001 and now just 32 percent.

Florida's composite SAT score remained among the nation's lowest after dropping three points from 2005, even though the national average sharply declined seven points, according to results released Tuesday.
With average scores of 496 in reading and 497 in math, Florida remained among the nation's poorest SAT performers. Florida is in a 48th place, tied with Pennsylvania among the 50 states and District of Columbia. Only South Carolina at 985 and Georgia at 990 had lower scores.