The College Board released the latest results for its SAT exam today, and Cobb County scored slightly above the state averages.
The mean reading score of 4,707 Cobb students who took the test was 554, compared to 535 for the state.
The mean math score for Cobb students was 534, compared to 515 for the state.
The mean math and reading scores for Marietta students were 516 and 541, respectively, also exceeding the statewide average.
Because of significant changes to the the exams, the results for the class of 2017 cannot be compared to those of predecessors.
For the class of 2016, when some students took the old version of the SAT and others took the new, a total of 69,922 Georgians participated.
That number dropped to 63,805 for the class of 2017.
The Georgia Department of Education touted the state’s results, reporting that students here outperformed the nation on reading and writing. The state did not mention, though, that Georgia students underperformed the nation by a greater margin in math.
In Georgia, the mean score on the math portion was 515 and the mean score on reading and writing was 535.
Nationally, 1,715,481 students took the exam, scoring 527 in math and 533 in reading and writing.
The state DOE notes that a larger proportion of Georgia students took the exams than was the case nationally. In Georgia, 61 percent of graduates in the class of 2017 took the tests versus 47 percent nationally, the state reported.
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