SAT Scores Released

State Department of Education Releases SAT Scores
Posted on 10/26/2018
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Thursday, October 25, 2018, the College Board released national and South Carolina specific results for their SAT. The SAT is a standardized test often used in the college admissions process. The SAT relies on two main components, Evidence Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math. The Essay section is optional. Scores range from 400 to 1600 overall with 200 to 800 coming from ERW and 200 – 800 coming from Math. 

South Carolina students scored fifteen points above the national average on the SAT exam. 

A total of 22,141 South Carolina students or 50% of the class of 2018 took the SAT assessment, a 5.7% increase from last year’s class.  A total of 134 twelfth graders, or 50.6% of the class of 2018 at Marlboro County High School took the SAT assessment, an increase of 35%. 

South Carolina’s overall mean score was 1064, fifteen points above the national mean of 1049. SC’s mean ERW score was 543, fourteen points above the national mean of 529. The state and national math mean were the same, 520. The percent of SC test takers that met both ERW and Math College and Career Ready Benchmarks was 44%.

The overall mean score for Marlboro County High School was 889, compared to 883 last year.  The math mean score was 429, slightly lower than last year.  The ERW score of 461 is a 3% increase from last year.  This is especially promising considering the fact that more students took the test this year.

According to Principal Derwin Farr, “In an effort to improve the testing and SAT as well as the ACT scores for the students of Marlboro County High, strategies will be implemented to support student growth.  After school tutoring is being provided by certified teachers in each content area addressing target skills for both tests.  Additionally, SAT and ACT Saturday Blitz for students who require additional practice with a focus on test taking skills are being held.  The implementation of Edgenuity, which is an online standards-based instructional improvement system that contains various test preparation programs customizable for the needs of each student.  We are continually looking at ways to push our students to academic excellence in Marlboro County School District.