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Dougherty County SAT scores are on the rise

August 30, 2007

Dougherty County -- SAT scores in Dougherty County are going up, bucking a state and national trend.

On average, Dougherty County students scored one point higher this year on the reading portion. The national average decreased a point.

The local math average went up seven points; while it went down three points nationally. The Dougherty County School System is working to improve those test scores.

"We are doing everything we can to increase the number of students taking honors courses, as well as AP courses in order to prepare," said Dougherty Co. System Test Coordinator, Renee Bridges. "Dougherty County also requires that every 10th grader take the PSAT in order to take the SAT."

Georgia's average SAT score ranked 46th in the nation. Members of Georgia's 2007 graduating class scored about 40 points lower than the national average.

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