• By Mercedes Parham
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Muscogee County School District ACT scores highest to date

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA- The 2020 American College Test (ACT) composite and subject results for the Muscogee County School District mark the highest set of scores for the District to date. The ACT is a college admissions test, administered by a non-profit organization, which measures English, Math, Reading, and Science to determine academic readiness for college.

“We are pleased with our students’ continued improvement, realizing all-time highs in three of the four assessed areas and the composite average, despite the recent challenges. Similar to the SAT, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the number of test takers and our students’ ability to complete college preparatory coursework in the spring,” said Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent of Education.

Muscogee County School District ACT Reasoning Test

FIVE-YEAR TREND

NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED




2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total Tested

908

857



902

843

775

Number of students Enrolled (from FTE 1)

2083

2006

2061

2053

1,965

Percentage of Students Tested

44%

43%

44%

41%

39.4%



MEAN SCORES

READING

Group
2016

2017

2018



2019

2020

Nation

21.3



21.4

21.3

21.2

21.2

Georgia

21.8

22.0



22.1

22.2

22.5

MCSD

19.9

20.2

20.0

20.7

20.8


ENGLISH

Group

2016

2017

2018



2019

2020

Nation

20.1



20.3

20.2

20.1

19.9

Georgia

20.7

21.0





20.9

20.9

21.3

MCSD

18.7

18.9

18.6

19.0

19.1


MATH

Group

2016

2017

2018



2019

2020

Nation

20.6



20.7

20.5

20.4

20.2

Georgia

20.6

20.9

20.7

20.7

21.0

MCSD

19.2

19.5

19.0

19.1

19.4


SCIENCE

Group

2016

2017

2018



2019

2020

Nation

20.8

21.0

20.7

20.6

20.6

Georgia

21.0

21.3

21.2

21.2

21.6

MCSD

19.4

19.6

19.4

19.6

19.8


COMPOSITE

Group

2016

2017

2018



2019

2020

Nation

20.8

21.0

20.8

20.7

20.6

Georgia

21.1

21.4





21.4

21.4

21.7

MCSD

19.4

19.7

19.4

19.8

19.9



The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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