BCSS Students See Increase in SAT Scores

BCSS Students See Increase in SAT Scores

SAT scores for Barrow County School System students show a 12-point increase over 2019 results.

The SAT consists of two sections: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERW) and Math. Scores are out of a total of 1600 points. The SAT measures what students learn in high school to determine readiness for college. Students typically take the test in the 11th and 12th grades. Barrow County high schools work with students and advise them on when to test and which test to take.

Yearly BCSS SAT Scores compared to Georgia.

Apalachee High School principal Jennifer Martin says, “We are proud of our students and their focus on the SAT. While the state dropped in both evidence based reading and writing and math, Apalachee High students made gains. We attribute these gains to a focus on utilizing PSAT data to enhance individual improvement with the use of Khan Academy for support during our advisement and extended learning time.”

Winder-Barrow High School principal Derrick Maxwell agrees, adding, “At WBHS, we are proud of both the increase in the Reading & Writing score and the Total score, nearing closer to the State average. We will continue identifying students who need to take the assessment to prepare for their futures and providing them resources to do their best.”

Get more information about the state scores on the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

If you’d like to learn more about the University System of Georgia waiving SAT/ACT admissions requirements for upcoming semesters, read this Atlanta-Journal Constitution article

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