Scores by Fairfield Ludlowe High School students on Scholastic Aptitude Tests declined -- in some cases, sharply -- in 2012 from a year earlier, while scores at Fairfield Warde High School generally were slightly higher, according to figures released Monday.
At Ludlowe, scores on the 2012 SATs were 545 reading, 545 math and 558 writing, all lower than the 2011 tests scores of 548.3 reading, 565 math and 567.7 writing.
At Warde, however, there was slight improvement on two of the three test segments. The 2012 scores were 537 reading, 548 math and 555 writing, compared to last year's 535.7 reading, 550.9 math and 551.4 writing.
Despite the mixed performance by students at Fairfield's two public high schools, their scores were solidly higher than both the state and national averages.
In Connecticut, the average 2012 reading score fell three points, from 509 to 506. The average math score was 512, a point lower than the 513 average score in 2011. Writing scores dipped three points, from 513 to 510.
Nationwide, the average reading score in 2012 was 496, down from 497 in 2011. The average math score was 514, the same as last year. Writing was down a point, from 482 to 481.
The most a student can score on any section of the test is 800.