Media release: Darlington’s SAT scores were the highest in Rome and Floyd County. SAT scores for the class of 2017 were well above state and national averages on the new SAT in a report released recently by The College Board. Darlington posted a total score of 1170, topping the state average of 1040 by 130 points and the national average of 1044 by 126 points.
“Darlington’s scores have consistently moved up over the past 10 years and are once again the highest in Rome and Floyd County,” said Sam Moss ’63, Dean of College Guidance. “Obviously, we are pleased with the performance of our students on these national standardized tests, which are so important in admission to college. We think these scores are a good reflection of Darlington’s strong college-preparatory curriculum – and especially of our 23 College Board Advanced Placement courses, which range from the STEM areas to the humanities and fine arts – giving our students both breath and depth in their curricular offerings.”
The SAT is a college-entrance examination developed and administered by The College Board. According to the College Board, ”The SAT assesses student reasoning based on knowledge and skills developed by the students in their coursework. “ The test has two sections – evidence-based reading & writing and mathematics, each scored on a 200 to 800 point scale.
Editor’s note: We apologize for the delay in posting the updates scores. We lost the email from Darlington amid last Friday’s breaking news and some related computer issues.
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Media release: SAT scores for students in Floyd County Schools were well above the state and national average on the new SAT in a report released this week by the College Board. As a system, Floyd County Schools posted a total score of 1109 and is once again above the state average of 1040 and the national average of 1044. It is important to note that the new version of the SAT is a redesigned test with a different scoring system and does not include a Writing Mean Score or Critical Reading Score but an evidence-based reading and writing.
Floyd students achieved an evidence-based reading and writing score of 566 and a math score of 542. Floyd County outdistanced the state on each section of the test. The state average scored 530 on evidence-based reading and writing and 510 on the math section. Floyd also topped the national average scores of 527 on evidence-based reading and writing and 517 in math.
Pepperell High had the highest score in the system among Floyd County high schools with a score of 1129. At PHS, 25 students took the SAT. The Model score (30 students) was also one of the highest scores in the area with a total score of 1118. All four Floyd County high schools surpassed the state and national average.
In posting the highest score in the school system, Pepperell High students achieved scores of 587 evidence-based reading and writing and 542 in math this year. Model High scored 568 in evidence-based reading and writing and 550 in math. Armuchee High (38 students) had an overall score of 1103 with a 556 evidence-based reading and 547 math. Coosa High (24 students) totaled 1084, with 560 in evidence-based reading and writing and 524 in math.
To achieve consistently high SAT scores, FCS has made a number of academic enhancements over the last 13 years. The system increased the availability of advanced academic courses and added the Honors Prep advanced academic program.
“One year’s scores are important, but looking at our results, consistency is very evident as our students have regularly performed at a high level above the state and national averages over a six-year period,” stated Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of FCS. “Our focus from primary grades through high school is providing challenging academic programs to help our young people maximize their potential and ultimately reach the destination of graduation prepared for the challenges they will face the future.”
The SAT is a college entrance exam that is developed, administered and scored by the College Board. The SAT is designed to test the subject matter learned by students in high school and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college. The test has two sections — evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics.