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School District Five SAT scores, participation among the top in SC

Irmo, SC - Lexington-Richland School District Five has the third highest SAT scores of any traditional school district in South Carolina. School District Five also leads the state in the percentage of students taking the examination, according to new data from the State Department of Education.

Sixty-nine percent of District Five’s class of 2018 took the SAT, compared to around 45 percent statewide. The district’s composite score was 1123, which is higher than the state average of 1064 and the national average of 1049 for all students. School District Five also had the second highest SAT scores among traditional school districts who tested more than 13% of their students. School District Five students have scored above the state and national average each year on record since 1988.

School District Five Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton said, “SAT scores reveal the collective effort of our entire system from preschool programs through secondary preparation. We applaud the efforts of our students along with support of our families. Our board and community levy the resources to provide rigorous opportunities to prepare for secondary experiences.”

The SAT exam is a standardized examination that measures literacy, mathematics and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. The SAT is scored on scale of 200–800, (in 10-point increments), on each of two sections (total 400–1600).

“Our continued success on this rigorous assessment is a result of the hard work and preparation of our students, parents, and educators and the laser focus we have on research-based and data-informed instruction,” said School District Five Chief Instructional Officer Michael Guliano. “We are committed to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college, careers, and life."

The SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States: In August, October, November, December, March, May and June.

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