October 14, 2021–1L35 p.m.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
For the fifth year in a row, Georgia students beat the national average on the ACT, with the state’s average score increasing even as the national average dropped.
Georgia’s class of 2021 recorded an average composite score of 22.6, compared to the national average of 20.3.
Locally, Rome High saw a composite of 21.3 while Armuchee was at 22.7, Coosa at 19.4, Model at 21.4, and Pepperell at 21.6.
College Readiness benchmarks are scores on the ACT subject-area tests that represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50-percent chance of obtaining a B or higher, or about a 75-percent chance of obtaining a C or higher, in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses.