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August 31, 2006

Albany - - A Dougherty county school board member admits something needs to be done after learning of the district's recent SAT scores.

Dougherty County's SAT scores show no improvement over last year. The school system fell to 137 from 129 last year out of 175 Georgia school systems.

The district's average Math Score went down and its Critical Reading score showed no improvement. 

"We can do better, our students can do better. It's a collective thing, the community. What I'm concerned about is...we need to raise the level of our test scores because this is clearly an indicator as to where we are," says School Board Member James Bush.

The statewide average in math and critical reading even went down, but when you add in a new writing portion of the test, Georgia climbed from 49th to 46th place, with Pennsylvania, Florida, South Carolina and Hawaii falling behind.

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