College Admissions Testing (SAT and ACT)

 

Data

Download class of 2011 Texas public school data on SAT and ACT participation and performance by campus and district. For information about variables in the data files, please see the class of 2011 SAT/ACT record layouts and the class of 2011 SAT/ACT glossary of terms.

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Reports

The Accountability Research unit in the Division of Research and Analysis publishes annual reports on college admissions testing of graduating seniors in Texas public schools, as well as special reports on related topics. Beginning with the class of 2011, the format of the annual reports changed.

FAQ

View frequently asked questions about college admissions testing in Texas public schools.


Reports for the Class of 2011 and Later Classes

Beginning with the class of 2011, the format of Accountability Research reports on college admissions testing changed. Examination results for the class of 2011 and later classes are presented in three separate annual reports, which are published sequentially as the data become available. The reports cover SAT and ACT participation in Texas public schools, SAT and ACT performance in Texas public schools, and SAT and ACT participation and performance in Texas and the United States for public and nonpublic schools combined. Two additional documents provide general information about the examinations and a glossary of terms.

Class of 2011


Reports for the Class of 2010 and Earlier Classes

Beginning with the class of 2011, the format of Accountability Research reports on college admissions testing changed. Examination results for the class of 2010 and earlier classes are presented in a single annual report. The report presents SAT and ACT participation and performance results for students in Texas public schools only, as well as for students in public and nonpublic schools combined in Texas and the United States. In addition, the report provides descriptions of the SAT and ACT examinations and information about policies related to the examinations, uses of individual scores in Texas, data sources, definitions of variables, and interpretation of results. A supplement to the report presents Texas public school results by campus and district.

College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2010 (October 2011), PDF (718 KB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2009 (November 2010), PDF (1.1 MB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2008 (December 2009), PDF (1.0 MB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2007 (December 2008), PDF (1.5 MB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2006 (November 2007), PDF (1.4 MB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2005 (October 2006), PDF (1.1 MB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2004 (January 2006), PDF (274 KB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2003 (November 2004), PDF (264 KB)


College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, Class of 2002 (June 2004), PDF (254 KB)


Policy Research Report No. 16. Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and College Entrance Examination Performance Trends in Texas (December 2003), PDF (241 KB)

  • Two key measures of high school performance in Texas public schools are performance on the exit-level Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) and performance on the SAT I and ACT. Between 1994 and 2002, TAAS scores increased substantially, whereas SAT I and ACT scores remained essentially stable. This report reviews differences between the TAAS and the SAT I and ACT examinations that contributed to differences in performance trends, namely (1) purpose and type of test; (2) examinee population; and (3) academic proficiency level assessed. Because of these differences, the assessments are valuable, but distinct, measures of high school performance.

College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, 2000-01 (August 2003), PDF (914 KB)


Results of College Admissions Testing in Texas for 1999-00 Graduating Seniors (October 2001), PDF (1.3 MB)


Results of College Admissions Testing in Texas for 1998-99 Graduating Seniors (August 2000), PDF (386 KB)


Results of College Admissions Testing in Texas for 1997-98 Graduating Seniors (August 1999), PDF (483 KB)



The following reports are not available in PDF. For additional information please e-mail the Texas Education Agency Office of Publications or contact the office by phone at 512-463-9744.

  • Results of College Admissions Testing in Texas for 1996-97 Graduating Seniors (August 1998)
  • Results of College Admissions Testing in Texas for 1995-96 Graduating Seniors (August 1997)
  • Results of College Admissions Testing in Texas for 1994-95 Graduating Seniors (January 1997)
  • Results of College Admissions Testing in Texas for 1993-94 Graduating Seniors (September 1996)


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Frequently Asked Questions


1. What are the testing dates for the SAT or ACT?

2. How can I register for the SAT or ACT?

3. Where can I find the code number for my high school so I can register for the SAT or ACT?

4. How can I receive a copy of my SAT or ACT score report or have my score report sent to a college or university?

5. What do my individual SAT or ACT scores mean?

6. When does the Texas Education Agency release the most recent state, region, district, and campus SAT and ACT score results for public high school graduating seniors?

7. When are the SAT and ACT state and national test score results released for the most recent graduates?



1. What are the testing dates for the SAT or ACT?
Visit the College Board website or the ACT, Inc., website for testing dates or speak with your school's counselor. You can also contact the College Board at 512-721-1800, or ACT, Inc., at 512-345-1949.

2. How can I register for the SAT or ACT?
Visit the College Board website or the ACT, Inc., website for registration information.

3. Where can I find the code number for my high school so I can register for the SAT or ACT?
Visit the College Board website or the ACT, Inc., website for registration and high school code information.

4. How can I receive a copy of my SAT or ACT score report or have my score report sent to a college or university?
Visit the College Board website or the ACT, Inc., website for information about score reports. You can also contact the College Board at 512-721-1800 or ACT, Inc., at 512-345-1949.

5. What do my individual SAT or ACT scores mean?
Visit the College Board website or the ACT, Inc., website for information about how to interpret test scores. You can also contact the College Board at 512-721-1800 or ACT, Inc., at 512-345-1949.

6. When does the Texas Education Agency release the most recent state, region, district, and campus SAT and ACT score results for public high school graduating seniors?
The Texas Education Agency calculates SAT and ACT test score statistics for Texas public high schools directly from test score results provided by the College Board for the SAT and by ACT, Inc., for the ACT. Statistics such as average scores and percentages of graduates tested are released annually in October/November and made available in the report, College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools, and in Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports.

7. When are the SAT and ACT state and national test score results released for the most recent graduates?
Average SAT and ACT test scores and other related statistics for all national and Texas graduates (public and non-public school graduates combined) are released by the College Board and ACT, Inc., annually in late August. Score statistics for other states are released at the same time. See the most recent College Board reports and ACT reports at their respective websites. Many of the state and national SAT and ACT score statistics also appear in the Texas Education Agency annual report, College Admissions Testing of Graduating Seniors in Texas High Schools.


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Contact Information

For questions or comments, please e-mail the Division of Research and Analysis, Accountability Research Unit, or contact the unit by phone at 512-475-3523.

This page last updated April 1, 2014.

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