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2016 High School Results on traditional SAT
High School SAT Results
NOTE: College Board is not reporting school or
district results to the state for the new
SAT due to the number of students who participated.
27, 2016 – Georgia students increased their scores on every
section of the traditional SAT in 2016. On the new SAT, a redesigned test with
a different scoring system, Georgia students outperformed the national average,
and ranked 36th in the nation. A total of 69,922 students in the class of 2016
took the SAT (old or new) at least once.
On the “old” SAT, Georgia’s class of 2016 recorded a
mean composite score of 1459 – up nine points since 2015, when the mean score
was 1450. Mean scores increased from 490 to 493 for critical reading, 485 to
490 for math, and 475 to 476 for writing.
Some students in Georgia’s class of 2016 took the
redesigned SAT, which scores students in evidence-based reading and writing
(ERW) and math.
“I am pleased to see the hard work of Georgia’s
teachers, students, parents, and partners in education paying off,” State
School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “This is just one measure of
achievement, but it’s a signal that more students are prepared for the future,
and that’s something to celebrate. As we continue to realign our focus and
pursue policies that prepare children to learn, live, and lead in the future, I
believe we’ll see continued increases in SAT scores and other indicators.”
On the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10, 40,330 Georgia
eleventh graders took the test and recorded a mean total score of 1030 – higher
than the national mean of 1009. Georgia juniors recorded a mean score of 519 in
evidence-based reading and writing and 510 in math, compared to the national
mean of 507 in ERW and 502 in math.
the New SAT
The College Board redesigned the SAT to make it more
straightforward and connected to classroom learning. Some of the changes
reflected in the new SAT include removing the guessing penalty, focusing on
words students will use in college and careers, and making the essay optional.
This year’s new SAT data cannot be compared to that
of previous years because the redesigned SAT is a different assessment from the
old SAT. Moreover, the scale that has been established for the SAT Suite of
Assessments is a new scale.
Board’s 2016 SAT Report
Improving on ACT as well: Georgia
students outperform national average on ACT