COVINGTON, Ga. - The College Board has released
Newton County School System’s 2017 SAT scores. Due to a change in testing
format, this year’s scores cannot be compared to scores from previous
The SAT is a national college entrance exam some colleges and universities utilize to measure critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well students analyze and solve problems. It is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.
“I am thrilled that our Eastside students outperformed the state in evidenced-based reading and writing,” Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent of Newton County School System said. “Although the SAT has changed this year, our previous scores demonstrated that we are working in the right areas as we experienced increases last year across the board. We will use the scores of this new exam as our baseline as we move forward. Overall, we are not where we wish to be, but we are heading in the right direction. I know our Newton County School System team is working hard to ensure our students reach their potential. Improving student outcomes on college-entrance exams requires a combination of high expectations of our students and staff, rigorous, engaging coursework starting in Pre-K, the continued use of highly effective instructional practices, and the commitment of our students to place a high importance on their education.”
For more information on Newton County’s 2017 SAT results, contact Dr. Allison Jordan, Director of Testing for Newton County Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org.