Local Schools, Others SAT Data Pulled By PA

HARRISBURG PA – Someone in the Pennsylvania Department of Education may have missed a math lesson or two.

State Pulls Local And Other Schools' SAT Data

Score averages were miscalculated

The department, which on Monday (Feb. 2, 2015) publicly posted SAT score averages online for every high school in the state – including those for Pottstown, Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford and Pope John Paul II – promptly pulled them down Wednesday (Feb. 4). The reason: it “identified an error that threw all of the averages off,” information specialist Jessica Hickernell told the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The state is “working to correct” the problem, she said. “We do not have an estimate on how long this will take, but we will make sure that the data is absolutely correct before we repost it on the PDE website,” Hickernell added.

The Journal since 2011 has annually published a list of the state’s Top 50 high schools as ranked by SAT score.

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