Georgia scores high in national exams

Georgia scores high in national exams

(WTVM) - Georgia schools are the only ones in the country to have increases on the most recent national assessment tests, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Officials say from 2011 to 2012, Georgia schools saw growth in SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement exams, and the National Assessment of Education Progress in math, reading and science.

Muscogee County School Board chair Cathy Williams says this is exciting news for the state.

"When you start looking at how many states actually improve their sat scores, there's like 22," Williams said, "and then when you add act and how many have improved both scores it gets down to about 14.  Then when you add AP it gets to about four, and then when you add NAEP, Georgia is the only one."

State school superintendent John Barge says while there is still a lot of room for growth and improvement in Georgia's education system, these scores show the state is moving in the right direction.

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