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Georgia takes step up in SAT's

September 9, 2004

Albany- Dougherty County school officials continue to make changes to help improve SAT scores.

Georgia moved up from last place to 49th place, but average scores at three of the four Dougherty County high schools dropped. Westover High's average went up a point to 957.

"Our scores continue to fluctuate far more than I'd like. We only had an increase at one of our four high schools," said Superintendent Sally Whatley. "And clearly our SAT scores are going to have to improve."

Whatley says programs such as an SAT prep course that's offered before and after school should help. The class was previously offered only on Saturdays.

Officials say part of the reason Georgia lags far behind the national average is because so many students here take the SAT, not just those going to college.

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