Office of Shared Accountability Reports

Trends in ACT and SAT Testing Taking: 2006 to 2008


This performance update describes changes in ACT and SAT test taking patterns among Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and graduates in the Classes of 2006 to 2008.


  • Comparisons of SAT and ACT test scores are problematic because the scores are not statistically equivalent.
  • One way of comparing relative performance is to examine standard deviation (SD) differences in group mean scores on the ACT (SD = 5) and SAT (SD = 300).

    File Name: 2008SSAT-ACTUpdate_forWeb.pdf (80KB PDF)