Georgia students again best the country on SAT

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SAT
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a test taken by every student in America who wants to apply to college that tests reading, writing, and math skills
invest
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to spend time, energy, and/or money to improve something or to help someone succeed
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ATLANTA – Georgia public-school students performed better than the rest of the country's public schools on the [.fow1-1]SAT[.fow1-1] this year for the sixth year in a row.

The students in the Georgia public-school graduating class of 2023 recorded an average [.fow1-1]SAT[.fow1-1] score of 1045, 42 points above the national average for public-school students of 1003.

Breaking it down, the Georgia class posted an average score of 534 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) part of the test and 511 on the math section. Those beat both national average scores on the [.fow1-1]SAT[.fow1-1]: 510 on the ERW part of the test and 493 for the math section.

“I am extremely proud of Georgia’s students as they continue to beat the national average on the [.fow1-1]SAT[.fow1-1],” State School official Richard Woods said Monday. “This [shows] the hard work of students and teachers along with the families who have [.fow1-2]invested[.fow1-2] in them.

SAT
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a test taken by every student in America who wants to apply to college that tests reading, writing, and math skills
invest
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to spend time, energy, and/or money to improve something or to help someone succeed
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academic
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related to schools, learning, or education
Academic recovery means fixing the damage done to students’ learning by the pandemic.
recovery
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getting back to normal after a period of difficulty
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“[It also shows] that Georgia is on the right track as we continue to heavily [.fow1-2]invest[.fow1-2] in [.fow2-1]academic[.fow2-1] [.fow2-2]recovery[.fow2-2] and address lost learning opportunities for every student in every school.”

Both Georgia public-school students and other schools across the country saw a decrease in [.fow1-1]SAT[.fow1-1] scores this year compared to the Class of 2022. The Georgia average score fell seven points from 1052, while the national average score suffered more, dropping 25 points from 1028.

A lower number of Georgia’s public-school Class of 2023 wrote the [.fow1-1]SAT[.fow1-1] – 50% – compared to 51% of the Class of 2022 students who took the test.

academic
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related to schools, learning, or education
Academic recovery means fixing the damage done to students’ learning by the pandemic.
recovery
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rɪˈkʌvəri
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getting back to normal after a period of difficulty
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