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News

September 26, 2017

Group

2017

#Test Takers

2017

Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

2017

Math

2017Composite

Alcovy High

235

495

464

960

Eastside High

110

536

508

1045

Newton High

222

493

464

957

NCSS

567

502

473

975

Georgia

62,535

534

516

1050

USA

1,833,835

538

533

1070

The College Board has released Newton County School System’s 2017 SAT scores. Due to a change in testing format, this year’s scores cannot be compared to scores from previous years. 

The SAT is a national college entrance exam some colleges and universities utilize to measure critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well students analyze and solve problems. It is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. 

“I am thrilled that our Eastside students outperformed the state in evidenced-based reading and writing,” said Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of Newton County School System. “Although the SAT has changed this year, our previous scores demonstrated that we are working in the right areas as we experienced increases last year across the board. We will use the scores of this new exam as our baseline as we move forward. Overall, we are not where we wish to be, but we are heading in the right direction. I know our Newton County School System team is working hard to ensure our students reach their potential. Improving student outcomes on college-entrance exams requires a combination of high expectations of our students and staff, rigorous, engaging coursework starting in Pre-K, the continued use of highly effective instructional practices, and the commitment of our students to place a high importance on their education.” 

For more information on Newton County’s 2017 SAT results, contact Dr. Allison Jordan, Director of Testing for Newton County Schools, at jordan.allison@newton.k12.ga.us

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