For the second year in a row, the overall averages SAT scores for high school seniors who took the test in 2013 dropped.
According to scores released by the Georgia Department of Education Thursday morning, the average score of Cobb’s 16 high schools dropped from 1520 in 2012 to 1515 in 2013. Marietta High’s seniors also saw a slight decrease in scores, from 1459 last fall to 1456 in 2013.
State and national scores remained the same. About 75 percent of Georgia’s 2013 seniors took the SAT and earned an overall score of 1452, compared to the national average of 43 percent of test takers who scored 1498.
Scores for each of Cobb's high schools are as follows: Allatoona, 1485; Campbell, 1405; Harrison, 1570; Hillgrove, 1479; Kell, 1507; Kennesaw Mountain, 1571; Lassiter, 1636; McEachern, 1338; North Cobb, 1439; Osborne, 1232; Pebblebrook, 1283; Pope, 1680; South Cobb, 1307; Sprayberry, 1452; Walton, 1741; and Wheeler, 1651.
The SAT is a college entrance exam that is developed, administered and scored by the College Board. It is designed to test the subject matter learned by students in high school and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.
The test has three section critical reading, mathematics and writing each worth 800 points, for a highest possible score of 2400.
Please check tomorrow's MDJ for more information about the test scores.