2015 ACT results show Georgia at the top of the pack among Southern states, outperforming Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, West Virginia, South Carolina, and Texas.
Georgia students also scored higher than those in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Arkansas, Hawaii, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Georgia students’ average composite score increased from 20.8 last year to 21.0 this year, which is now equal to the national average. Georgia’s ACT rank jumped from 30th in 2014 to 28th this year.
“Georgia students’ ACT performance is on par with the nation and outpaces most other Southern states, and I’m pleased to see that,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “These results are a testament to the hard work of our teachers. I think we’ll continue to see gains as we realign our focus and implement child-focused, classroom-centered policies.”
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Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio