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Georgia’s Top 20 Highest SAT Scoring High Schools

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The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic  Assessment Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT. The SAT is owned and published by the College Board, a private, nonprofit organization in the United States. It is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service. The test is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college.

The current SAT, introduced in 2005, takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to finish, Possible scores on the SAT range from 600 to 2400, combining test results from three 800-point sections: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing. However, the SAT does not mirror high school curriculum. According to the College Board, the SAT does not test logic or abstract reasoning. 2014 SAT scores were released last month by the College Board and the Georgia Department of Education. The test consists of three portions:  math, verbal and writing, each worth 800 points. A perfect score is 2400. Congratulations to the three East Cobb schools that made the list! Here’s a look at the top 20 Georgia schools (with 100 or more test takers) that had the highest average combined scores:

1 Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology, Gwinnett County Schools
Combined Score: 1912
2 Northview High School, Fulton County Schools
Combined Score: 1779
3 Walton High School, Cobb County Schools
Combined Score: 1724
4 Alpharetta High School, Fulton County Schools
Combined Score: 1704
5 Columbus High School, Muscogee County Schools
Combined Score: 1702
6 Johns Creek High School, Fulton County Schools
Combined Score: 1691
7 Chattahoochee High School, Fulton County Schools
Combined Score: 1680
8 Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah-Chatham County Schools
Combined Score: 1671
9 Pope High School, Cobb County Schools
Combined Score: 1666
10 Milton High School, Fulton County Schools
Combined Score: 1654
11 Roswell High School, Fulton County Schools
Combined Score: 1653
12 South Forsyth High School, Forsyth County Schools
Combined Score: 1647
13 North Gwinnett High School
Gwinnett County Schools
Combined Score: 1644
14 Lassiter High School, Cobb County Schools
Combined Score: 1643
15 Starr’s Mill High School, Fayette County Schools
Combined Score: 1623
16 McIntosh High School, Fayette County Schools
Combined Score: 1618
17 Brookwood High School, Gwinnett County Schools
Combined Score: 1607
18 Kennesaw Mountain High School, Cobb County Schools
Combined Score: 1602
19 Lambert High School, Forsyth County Schools
Combined Score: 1594
20 North Oconee High School, Oconee County Schools
Combined Score: 1593

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Farewell, 2400: Big Changes Coming for SAT

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Have you heard? The SAT is changing—big time.

The current version of the test you love to hate will stick around till March of 2016 when the re-vamped (and supposedly future-proof) SAT takes the stage.

Here’s your sneak peak of the next-generation SAT:

• Scores top out at 1600, just like when your parents took the test (so you can compare yourself to mom & dad, apples to apples!).

• No penalties for wrong answers! That’s right, you can guess all you want without worrying about those ¼ point deductions adding up.

• The writing test is optional (do we hear a chorus of cheers from some of you?). Test-makers reviewed data since the introduction of the required essay in 2005 and conceded that it has not significantly added to the test’s ability to predict success in college.

• Vocab questions feature words you’ll actually use. So, bid a lachrymose farewell to the labyrinthine queries that have bilked you out of points in the past. Yeah, no one talks like that anymore.

• Math section is streamlined, focusing on just three main areas. The College Board says this will make it easier to study for the test, because you know which concepts will be featured.

• Calculator use is limited to certain parts of the math section. The rest of the time you’ll have to use a pencil and your mental calculator…so be sure to exercise your internal math skills while prepping for the test.

• Digital testing is here at last! The paper option will still be available too, but it’s nice to see SAT catch up to the times on this one.


See a full list of features in the re-designed SAT
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(Source: CollegeView.com)

 

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