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Posted: September 13, 2010 4:57 p.m.

SAT scores decline in Newton County, state

SAT scores for high school students in Newton County and in Georgia showed a slight decline in 2010, according to data released today.

Newton County School System students posted a three-point drop in reading to 464; a two-point decline in math to 453; and a five-point drop in writing scores to 451, according to a school system release.

Statewide, students posted a two-point decline in reading (488); a 1-point loss in math (490), and a four-point drop in writing (475). The national average remained unchanged in reading at 501; gained 1 point in math to 516; and dropped one point to 492 in reading.

Overall, there were 131 more students taking the test in 2010 in Newton County.

See Wednesday’s editions of The Covington News for more.


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