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5 Greenville schools exceeded or met national average on SAT, AP exam The test results are in, and they may surprise South Carolina residents: The state’s class of 2017 outscored — yes, outscored — the national average on the SAT college-entrance exam and the Advanced Placement exam. South Carolina’s average SAT score was 1058 on a 1600-point scale, four points higher than the national average. Greenville County students scored an average of 1089. “Greenville County Schools has accepted the challenge of producing students who are college- and career-ready,” Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster said. South Carolina’s SAT average score ranked 34th among the states. Forty-seven percent of the state’s most recent high school graduating class took the SAT. Students statewide did best on the reading and writing portion of the test, scoring 539 points, which was above the national average. In math, South Carolina students scored 518

points, slightly below the national average. Also in 2016-17, Greenville County students took 7,257 Advanced Placement exams, and 57.7 percent scored a three or better (on a five-point scale) to make them eligible to receive college credit at many schools. Nine hundred-ninety GCS students were recognized as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars with Distinction, or National AP Scholars based on the number of tests taken and the scores. Statewide, 57 percent of students scored high enough on the AP exams to qualify for college credit. Nationally, 56 percent of students scored a three or higher. —Cindy Landrum

October 6, 2017 GJ  
October 6, 2017 GJ  

Weekly newspaper with, for, and about Greenville, South Carolina. Published by Community Journals.