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KCSD average SAT score increases 10 points; better than national average

October 25, 2018

KCSD average SAT score increases 10 points; better than national average

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) 2018 graduating seniors’ average SAT composite score of 1050 is ten points better than last year’s district average while increasing the percentage of students tested from 44.5 to 51.6 percent in information released today by the College Board. KCSD’s average score is one point above the national average while being 14 points below the state average.

The national average composite increased five points and the state’s average score improved by six points.

“I’m encouraged that our district score has risen above the national average,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “That’s great progress. We’ll continue to build on those efforts to raise our scores even higher in future years.”

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 points possible from each the ERW section and the Math portion.

KCSD’s ERW score jumped seven points from 534 to 541 while the district’s Math score increased three points from 506 to 509.

Mary Anne Byrd
maryanne.byrd@kcsdschools.net
(803) 432-8416