By: Emily Johnson
August 22, 2014
Cairo, GA - The scores are in and Georgia is on top. They're leading the Southeast in ACT test scores. That means Georgia students scored better than students in Florida, Alabama and other states in our region of the country.
The Georgia Department of Education stated that students on average scored a 20.8, which is just slightly below the national average of 21. We're also told that the number of students in Georgia taking the standardized test has increased to 50,000.
We spoke with a local high school on what they're doing to get students ready for the college admission test.
"It's our job to make sure students are prepared for their post secondary options and so we make sure we prepare those state wide and again the emphasis on mathematics is huge in the state of Georgia now."
Cairo High School said they are making a concentrated effort to increase the rigor and relevance of the ACT in the classroom.