Despite the lowest reported SAT scores nationally in 10 years, participation rates - across all groups in Washington State - continues to go up.
I will insert here that a good school is just NOT enough to change the issues of home environment which includes those issues noted in the paragraph above. It does not matter how many times corporate ed reformers say "a good teacher is all you need - that alone will not change the effect of those issues.
This from OSPI (lots of good charts):
More Washington students than ever are enrolling in college-level courses and taking college entrance exams, according to results recently released by the College Board and ACT. Almost every reported racial and ethnic group saw increased SAT, AP, PSAT and ACT test-taking rates in 2015.
“I’m proud of our students,” said State Superintendent Randy Dorn. “Our participation rates are up, so that means more students are thinking about life after high school. At the same time, we continue to perform above the national average.”
The following participation rates were provided to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction by the College Board (SAT, AP and PSAT) and ACT.