Cobb SAT scores down for 2nd year in a row
by Lindsay Field
September 26, 2013 12:26 PM | 2367 views | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print

For the second year in a row, the overall averages SAT scores for high school seniors who took the test in 2013 dropped.

According to scores released by the Georgia Department of Education Thursday morning, the average score of Cobb’s 16 high schools dropped from 1520 in 2012 to 1515 in 2013. Marietta High’s seniors also saw a slight decrease in scores, from 1459 last fall to 1456 in 2013.

State and national scores remained the same. About 75 percent of Georgia’s 2013 seniors took the SAT and earned an overall score of 1452, compared to the national average of 43 percent of test takers who scored 1498.

Scores for each of Cobb's high schools are as follows: Allatoona, 1485; Campbell, 1405; Harrison, 1570; Hillgrove, 1479; Kell, 1507; Kennesaw Mountain, 1571; Lassiter, 1636; McEachern, 1338; North Cobb, 1439; Osborne, 1232; Pebblebrook, 1283; Pope, 1680; South Cobb, 1307; Sprayberry, 1452; Walton, 1741; and Wheeler, 1651.

The SAT is a college entrance exam that is developed, administered and scored by the College Board. It is designed to test the subject matter learned by students in high school and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.

The test has three section critical reading, mathematics and writing each worth 800 points, for a highest possible score of 2400.

Please check tomorrow's MDJ for more information about the test scores.

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Not surprised
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September 27, 2013
Three factors:

1)We are now a minority majority school district.

2)Cramming 40 kids into a room in high school.

3)The county cut down the school year to less days instead of more days!

What do you expect?
Just Wait
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September 27, 2013
SAT scores? Please, we are too busy trying to figure out a calendar that will please every single parent in Cobb County. Get your priorities straight!
anonymous
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September 26, 2013
Cobb is down 0.3%

Marietta is down 0.2%

More than 6,000 students in Cobb County took the test.

The noted declines are statistically insignificant.
Watcher...
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September 26, 2013
Cobb Taxpayers ARE NOT paying for declines in SAT scores!

There should be a rebellion by ALL Cobb Stakeholders against CCSD's Central Office.

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