• By Mercedes Parham
  • Wednesday, September 09, 2020

District 2020 SAT scores released

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA-The Muscogee County School District’s 2020 SAT results were recently released in an announcement by the Georgia Department of Education. The District’s composite and reading and writing scores exceeded both the state and national averages.

“As with other facets of education, the administration of the SAT was met with challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several test administration dates were cancelled and many sites were inaccessible, which impacted our student’s abilities to attempt tests or retake tests to improve scores. However, despite those challenges, we are pleased to see once again our district surpassed state and national averages in reading and writing and overall composite scores,” said Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent of Education.

Similar to the state and nation, the District noted some decreases in scores and the number of test takers.

“This year, several SAT administration sites were inaccessible due to the COVID-19 pandemic denying students the opportunity to take the spring and summer administrations of the exam. In previous years, students were afforded more opportunities to attempt tests to improve their scores. In addition, students were encouraged to attempt the SAT exam following the completion of college-readiness coursework,” said Patrick Knopf, Director of Research, Accountability and Assessment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the fourth year’s results of the newest version of the SAT revised in 2017. The redesigned SAT features items to test higher-level logic and reasoning skills in reading, writing and math and a different scoring scale from previous versions. Each year there is a different cohort of students who take the SAT, which makes it difficult to draw a comparison from one year to the next. In addition, results are contingent upon the level of coursework students pursue prior to the test administration. Since the SAT and American College Testing (ACT) allow students to sit for the exam regardless of coursework, results can vary from year to year.

*Data points labeled “Too Few” indicate the number of test takers within the specified category were too few to calculate per the College Board.

Mean Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Group

2019 Grads

2020 Grads

Nation

524

520

Georgia

533

532

MCSD

541

540

School



Carver High

479

481

Columbus High

619

616

Hardaway High

508

505

Jordan High

475

524

Kendrick High

503

Too Few*

Northside

537

534

Shaw High

503

Too Few*

Spencer High

458

490

Mean Math

Group

2019 Grads

2020 Grads

Nation

515

510

Georgia

515

511

MCSD

515

509

School



Carver High

445

441

Columbus High

606

596

Hardaway High

482

466

Jordan High

445

484

Kendrick High

468

Too Few*

Northside

509

496

Shaw High

461

Too Few*

Spencer High

435

459

Mean Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math

Group

2019 Grads

2020 Grads

Nation

1039

1030

Georgia

1048

1043

MCSD

1056

1048

School



Carver High

924

922

Columbus High

1225

1212

Hardaway High

989

971

Jordan High

920

1008

Kendrick High

971

Too Few*

Northside

1046

1029

Shaw High

965

Too Few*

Spencer High

893

949



The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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