Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant for a third year. Nationwide, African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday.
Georgia students' overall performance on the ACT college-entrance exam rose slightly this year, as the number of students taking the test continued to increase. But Georgia students still trailed the nation average score.
Georgia high school students fared worse on the SAT college-entrance exam for the fourth year in a row. The state's average score on the test was 1,453, a seven-point drop from last year and a 24-point drop from 2006, when scores began to decrease steadily. The state also lags behind the national average score of 1,509, which stayed flat this year.