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Georgia beating the nation academically

​Georgia students beat the nation this year on the SAT and ACT assessments.


For the sixth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counteparts in the nation's public schools on the SAT -- specifically, Georgia public-school students recorded a mean score of 1045, 42 points higher than the national average for public-school students of 1003.

Georgia's public-school class of 2023 recorded a mean score of 534 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) portion of the assessment, and a mean score of 511 on the math portion. That's compared to averages of 510 and 493, respectively, for students in the nation's public schools.

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​For the seventh year in a row, Georgia students beat the national average on the ACT, with the state's highest scores in reading. Georgia's class of 2023 recorded an average composite score of 21.3, compared to the national average of 19.5.

Georgia's scores in every individual subject area were higher than the national average, with Georgia students recording their highest score in the subject area of Reading.

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