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2018 SCORES: Class of 2018 Surpasses 2017 Scores on SAT College Readiness Assessment While also Outperforming State, National Graduates

Thursday’s release, October 25, by the South Carolina Department of Education of results for the 2018 SAT college admissions assessment shows members of the graduating Class of 2018 in Aiken County Public Schools outperforming state and national public schools while also improving upon 2017 District scores.

The SAT is a nationally recognized college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, reading, writing and mathematics.

“We are pleased to see these improved scores on the SAT for Aiken County graduates of the Class of 2018,” stated Jeanie Glover, Chief Officer of Instruction for Aiken County Public Schools. “More of our students chose to take the SAT this year as an indicator of college readiness. As educators, we utilize these assessments to measure the performance of our students against their peers from across our state and the nation, and we are proud that our students have once again outperformed state and national scoring averages.”

The newly released SAT scores are the results of testing during the 2017-18 school year.

            THE SAT – 2018 STATE/ACPSD COMPARISON SCORES

SUBJECT/COMPOSITE

SC Public Schools 2018

ACPSD 2018

Composite Score

1064

1067

English, Reading & Writing

 543

542

Math

 520

525

 

SAT SCORES

Aiken County Public School graduates in the Class of 2018 exceeded the average for state public school graduates in math by five points, and were one point below the average for state public school scores in English, Reading & Writing. Year-over-year performance increased in all subject areas. Aiken County’s Class of 2018 outperformed members of the Class of 2017 by 15 points on the overall assessment.

THE SAT – 2017/2018 ACPSD COMPARISON SCORES

SUBJECT AREA/COMPOSITE

ACPSD 2017

ACPSD 2018

Composite Score

1052

1067

English, Reading & Writing

 533

542

Math

 520

525

 

Class of 2018 graduates at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School saw the largest gains for an individual school, increasing the school’s SAT composite score by 148 points, from 904 in 2017 to 1052 in 2018. Five of seven Aiken County high schools improved their SAT composite score in 2018, and four of those (Aiken High, North Augusta High, Ridge Spring-Monetta High, and Silver Bluff High) did so by 20 points or more. South Aiken High School posted the District’s highest composite SAT score at 1104.

 

THE SAT – 2017/2018 ACPSD SCHOOL COMPARISON SCORES

Subject

English, Reading & Writing

Math

Composite

School

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

Aiken

532

545

523

530

1054

1076

Midland Valley

530

     528

514

500

1044

1027

North Aug.

533

547

517

527

1050

1073

Ridge Spring

450

527

454

526

904

1052

South Aiken

 548

553

540

551

1089

1104

Silver Bluff

506

517

494

503

1000

1020

Wagener-Salley

522

506

488

445

1010

951

 

“We are excited to see the majority of our high schools improve their performance on the SAT assessment in 2018,” Glover added. “Our goal as a school system is always to see this positive trend continue year to year.”

 

THE SAT – 2017/2018 ACPSD/AREA HIGH SCHOOL COMPARISON SCORES

Subject

English, Reading & Writing

Math

Composite

School

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

Aiken

532

545

523

530

1054

1076

Midland      Valley

 530

     528

514

500

1044

1027

North Augusta

533

547

517

527

1050

1073

Ridge Spring-Monetta

450

527

454

526

904

1052

South Aiken

 548

553

540

551

1089

1104

Silver Bluff

506

517

494

503

1000

1020

Wagener-Salley

522

506

488

445

1010

951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnwell

521

518

505

500

1026

1018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fox Creek

513

526

495

500

1008

1025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strom Thurmond

547

526

522

524

1068

1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williston-Elko

475

490

423

461

898

951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy of Richmond County

504

502

484

476

988

978

Butler

463

436

456

417

919

853

Cross Creek

477

481

466

458

943

939

Glenn Hills

446

454

420

427

867

881

Hephzibah

477

469

466

436

943

906

Lucy C. Laney

447

457

436

443

883

900

T.W. Josey

*

*

*

*

*

*

Westside

506

500

505

475

1011

976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Evans

557

558

532

536

1089

1094

 Greenbrier

566

578

551

558

1116

1136

 Grovetown

538

540

517

523

1055

1063

    Harlem

477

541

466

515

943

1055

Lakeside

558

579

546

557

1104

1136

 

SCHOOLS BY DISTRICT/SYSTEM

Aiken County Public School District

Barnwell School District 45

South Carolina Public Charter School District

Edgefield County School District

Williston School District 29

Richmond County School System (GA.)

Columbia County Schools (GA.)

 

*(Fewer than 15 test takers)

 

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LINK TO DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE: 2018 PR ACPSD DATA RELEASE SAT