The average score of Georgia students taking the SAT has increased five points, while the national average took a seven-point hit.
“I’m encouraged by these score increases because they signal that more students may be prepared for college-level work,” state school Superintendent Richard Woods said in a news release. “As we continue to realign the focus of the Georgia Department of Education and pursue child-focused, classroom-centered policies, I believe we will see continued increases in SAT scores and other key indicators.”
About 77 percent of Georgia’s high school students who graduated last spring took the SAT.
The average critical reading score for Georgia students increased by two points, from 488 to 490, and the average score for writing increased by three points, from 472 to 475. The average score for math remained at 485.
Nationally, the average scores for critical reading and math each dropped two points, and the average score for writing dropped three points.
Here is a look at the average scores of students in midstate school systems.
Critical reading: 418
Critical reading: 497
Critical reading: 463
Critical reading: 384
Critical reading: 469
Critical reading: 464
Find a full list of average SAT scores by school district here.
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