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Increase in Georgia Student's SAT Scores & Participation

September 27, 2012
Students taking SAT tests in the classroom.

According to the College Board’s 2012 SAT report, the SAT scores of Georgia’s 2012 senior class increased seven points from year’s past. This year, students averaged an SAT score of 1452, compared to 1445 from the 2011 scores.

The rate of Georgia students taking the exam also increased from 2011 by 1%, with 81% of Georgia students participating this year. This gives Georgia the 7th highest participation rate in the nation, with the national average rate of only 31%.

“I’m extremely pleased that SAT scores increased so much this year,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “We jumped ahead of several states in our overall score, even as we saw our participation rate continue to increase.”

Among SAT participants in Georgia’s senior class of 2012 who responded to questions about their plans for continued education, 32% indicated plans to attain a bachelor’s degree, and 52% indicated plans to attain an advanced master’s or doctoral degree.

Visit The Georgia Department of Education for a complete report on Georgia’s 2012 senior class’ SAT scores.