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Georgia students outperform national average on ACT

Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova
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Georgia high school students earned an average ACT score of 21.6 this year, beating the national average of 19.8. According to new data from the state Department of Education, this is the sixth year in a row that Georgia’s average ACT score has topped the national average.

The ACT is a standardized college admissions test similar to the SAT. Georgia students also beat the national average overall in each ACT subject: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The students also beat the national average for college readiness in each subject.

The Georgia ACT results are similar to state SAT score trends. Georgia students also beat the national average on the SAT this year, though the average score dipped slightly compared to the prior year. About 35,000 Georgia students in the graduating class of 2022 took the ACT, while some 57,000 took the SAT.