from the AJC....
For the third year in a row, Georgia students who took the ACT test outperformed their peers nationally.
Most colleges and universities consider test results, among other indicators, when selecting students for admission or scholarships.
“For the third time and the third year in a row, Georgia’s students have outperformed the national average on the ACT. That’s a testament to the hard work of our students and educators,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in a press release.
The 2018 ACT results also brought positive news in the area of equity, as students in Georgia’s two largest minority groups outperformed their counterparts nationally. The average composite score for black/African American students in Georgia was 18.0, compared to 16.9 nationally. For Hispanic/Latino students in Georgia, the average composite score was 20.4, compared to 18.8 nationally.
Newly released ACT scores show Georgia holding its lead over the nation for the 3rd consecutive year
Georgia's School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio