About the SAT College Readiness Benchmarks linking study

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Introduction
The College Readiness Benchmarks Study predicts performance on the SAT® achievement tests in reading and mathematics using scores on MAP Growth assessments for reading and mathematics for students in grades 5 through 9. Grade 10 estimates are also available on the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions document.

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The SAT® College Readiness Benchmarks Study identifies MAP Growth cut scores that correspond to college readiness benchmarks on the SAT, and provides a set of tables to help teachers and parents gauge whether a student is on track in their preparation for college success.

 
What do the scores mean?

Similar to other linking studies, the SAT College Readiness Benchmark study correlates student RIT scores with future scores on a particular test (in this case, the SAT). While most linking studies correlate a RIT score to another test that the student will take later in the same year, this linking study correlates the student’s RIT score to the SAT test when they take it later in high school.
  • Not On Track: Based on the student’s current RIT score, when they take the SAT later in high school, they are likely to score:
    • Reading: Less than 480
    • Mathematics: Less than 530
  • On Track: Based on the student’s current RIT score, when they take the SAT later in high school, they are likely to score:
    • Reading: 480 or higher
    • Mathematics: 530 or higher

For more details, see the College Readiness Benchmarks Study document.

 
What grades and subjects are the SAT college readiness projections available for?

SAT college readiness projections are available for grades 5-9 in reading and mathematics. You can also see cut scores for grades 5-10 in reading and mathematics in the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions paper.

 
Which reports show SAT college readiness information?

SAT college readiness projections are available on all reports that show projected proficiency information. See Where can I find what RIT score correlates to scores on our state proficiency test?

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