In SAT, LISD excels state and nationwide


Sixty-seven percent of last year’s Leander ISD graduates took the SAT with the average total score increasing by 15 points more than the previous year.

“Leander ISD is very proud of the increasing number of students taking the SAT and the excellent results they are accumulating on this challenging college entrance exam,” Superintendent Dan Troxell said. “The most recent SAT scores are a direct indication that LISD’s commitment to college-readiness, including early and frequent exposure to these college entrance exams, is directly contributing to student success.”

The SAT test consists of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections. Each section is scored on a scale of 200 to 800 points. 

• Critical Reading results: LISD – 540 (compared to 536 in 2015); State – 466; National – 494

• Mathematics results: LISD – 554 (compared to 550 in 2015); State – 478; National – 508

• Writing results: LISD – 516 (compared to 509 in 2015); State – 449; National – 482

All LISD tenth-and eleventh-graders will take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test), on Wednesday, Oct. 19. LISD eighth- and ninth-grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 exam at a later date.

These tests will be administered at no cost to LISD students. The cost for PSAT administrations is covered by the district.

The PSAT 8/9 is a College Board assessment within the SAT Suite of Assessments, which includes the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. PSAT 8/9 is a test that provides practice for, and exposure to, college entrance exams. The PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT are junior level assessments. PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. Since PSAT 8/9 is vertically aligned with PSAT/NMSQT, students may preview the content and test structure using the PSAT Prep materials.