In Framingham, 420 students took the 2013 SAT test. Framingham High scored highest in math with a score of 552. Writing median score was 519 and reading was 517.
All three scores were higher than Framingham's median scores in 2012, as well as better that the state median in 2013.
In 2012, 395 students took the SATs. Framingham High's median scores were 552 in math, 515 in writing and 512 in reading.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Thursday released the results of the 2013 SAT, showing Massachusetts public high school students are among the top performing students in the nation.
According to results released by the College Board, Massachusetts public high school students had an average score of 506 in Critical Reading, 521 in Mathematics, and 500 in Writing in 2013.
"I applaud our hard working students and teachers for once again setting the standard in student achievement for the rest of the nation," said Governor Deval Patrick. "In Massachusetts we know that investing time, money and new ideas in education works, and is probably the wisest investment state government can make.""Massachusetts is among the top performing states in America, yet we refuse to rest on our laurels, that is what sets us apart," said Education Secretary Matthew Malone.
Despite strong overall performance, though, the average SAT scores for Massachusetts public high school students are flat over the past five years in Critical Reading (508 in 2008-09, compared to 506 in 2012-13) and Mathematics (521 in 2008-09 and 2012-13).
Nationally, scores were flat too.
College Board data revealed only 43 percent of SAT® takers in the class of 2013 graduated from high school academically prepared for the rigors of college-level course work. This number has remained virtually unchanged during the last five years.
"While some might see stagnant scores as no news, we at the College Board consider it a call to action," said College Board President David Coleman. "We must dramatically increase the number of students in K–12 who are prepared for college and careers. Only by transforming the daily work that students do can we achieve excellence and equity. The College Board will do everything it can to make sure students have access to opportunity, including rigorous course work."
"Our SAT results are strong compared to the nation and I am encouraged to see more minority students participating on the SAT and AP exams," said Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester. "But in light of our flat performance over the past five years, it is essential that we raise the profile of our key reforms that will ensure every high school student experiences a rigorous course of study to prepare her or him for success beyond high school."