DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The State's SAT Scores are up while the national average drops.
Georgia students' SAT scores increased five points, while the national average dropped seven points over last year.
Dougherty County's scores were slightly below the national and state average.
Scores are up at Albany and Monroe High, while slightly decreasing at Dougherty and Westover.
Officials say more of their students are dually enrolled and don't have to take the SAT.
"They're already signing agreements with Albany Tech and Darton and ASU to do programs so they're not your traditional high school students that take an SAT," said J.D. Sumner, DCSS Public Relations. "So that's one reason we have fewer students taking the SAT just because our dual enrollment numbers are up and we think that's a good thing."
They also saw an increase in ACT participation and scores.
More than 72,000 students in the state took the SAT.