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Leading the nation in test scores

In response to a recent letter to the editor, please allow me to reference the following Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction press release titled, “Washington students lead nation again in SAT scores,” dated  Sept.  14): www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2011/SATScores.aspx.

Here is a brief excerpt:

“For the ninth consecutive year, Washington students’ average score on the three major SAT exams (reading, writing and math) was the highest in the nation among states in which more than half of the eligible students took the tests, according to figures released by the College Board today.”

My earlier Sound Off column referenced this as being only the eighth consecutive year for Washington’s students to lead the nation; apparently it is now the ninth.

Peter Hunt

Oak Harbor


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