SAT Results 2017

Class of '17 Outperforms Nation on SAT
Posted on 09/27/2017
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Students in the School District of Pickens County outperformed state and national averages on the redesigned SAT exam in 2017.

SDPC’s overall mean score was 1098, higher than the national score of 1054 and the South Carolina overall mean score of 1058. SDPC ranked 6th out of all SC school districts in overall mean score. 32 percent of SDPC’s class of 2017 took the exam.

“Students who are on track for college will always have the opportunities they need to succeed in SDPC, and our strong SAT performance is evidence of that,” said Dr. Danny Merck, SDPC superintendent. “It’s a credit to our teachers at all levels that our students perform well on college—readiness assessments. Going forward, the challenge is only to expand the number of our students who see college as a possibility.”

During the 2015-2016 school year, the test maker of SAT, the College Board, redesigned the SAT assessment. The new 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 coming from ERW and 200 – 800 coming from Math. SDPC students had a mean score of 560 on the ERW portion of the test and 538 on the Math portion, outperforming state and national averages for both portions. Scores for each SDPC high school are included below.

 

ERW Score

Math Score

Overall

SDPC

560

538

1098

SC

539

518

1058

US

527

517

1044

Daniel

581

567

1148

Easley

554

533

1087

Liberty

531

510

1041

Pickens

551

518

1069