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McDuffie students improve on SATs

McDuffie County students fared well in the latest round of SAT scores released Tuesday, increasing about 20 points over 2004.

The results for Georgia students who took the SAT were released Tuesday, with the average score of senior's jumping six points in 2005, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Thomson High School students scored a total of 920.9 on the latest test taken, with a verbal score of 463.2 and math score average of 457.7. According to the state, 112 students took the test.

"What the state sends out is not the way we figure it locally," said Lynn Cato, assistant principal of curriculum and education at Thomson High School. "The state figures on the last attempt, but we also report the student's highest score, which may not be their last attempt on the test. That's the way colleges figure it."

According to Ms. Cato, Thomson students scored a total of 948.5 on the test, after figuring in the highest score. Thomson recorded 103 students taking the test.

Ms. Cato said that Thomson college prep students increased their score by almost 100 points over last year's average score, using THS' figures.

"When I look at the way we figure it locally, definitely I'm pleased. I mean 100 points in a year is next to impossible. Looking at the state numbers, they are a little bit misleading. You have to know what to look for," she said.



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