Batesburg-Leesville, SC - The recent release of the 2017 SAT scores reflect the redesigned SAT assessment. The new SAT relies on two main components--Evidence Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math. The Essay section is optional. Scores can range from 400 to 1600 overall with 200 to 800 coming from ERW and 200 to 800 coming from Math.
South Carolina’s overall mean score was 1058, four points above the national mean of 1054. The number of Batesburg-Leesville High School seniors who took the SAT during the 2016-17 school year increased with 58 seniors taking the redesigned assessment. The overall mean score was 994. The mean score for ERW for BLHS seniors was 507, with Math being slightly lower with a mean score of 487.
Fewer Batesburg-Leesville High School students participated in an Advanced Placement exam in 2017 than in prior years. In 2017, Batesburg-Leesville High School students took 48 AP exams compared to 76 exams the prior year.
“The reduction in students participating in AP courses at Batesburg-Leesville High is a result of students having more options to take advanced coursework through dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses,” said Jeff Potts, the Director of Accountability and Assessment for Lexington School District Three.
For those students taking AP exams in 2017, 42% of the exams yielded scores of 3 or higher. Students who score a 3 or higher can receive college credit towards the equivalent college course. The percentage of Lexington Three students scoring a 3 or higher on AP courses is up slightly from 41% in 2016.