• By MCSD Office of Communications
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Muscogee County School District ACT scores highest to date

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release

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Columbus, GA- The 2021 American College Test (ACT) composite and subject results for the Muscogee County School District mark the highest set of scores for the District to date. The ACT is a college admissions test, administered by a non-profit organization, which measures English, Math, Reading, and Science to determine academic readiness for college.

“As noted with the SAT administration this year, the administration of the ACT was met with challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite those challenges, we are pleased to see once again our district matched the state in reading and surpassed national averages in all areas including overall composite scores,” said Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent of Education.

“Due to the lack of available testing opportunities early in the pandemic, many colleges and universities do not require the ACT for admission. So, while testing opportunities were available, a large number of our students chose not to test leading to a reduction in the overall number of students tested. As with SAT, we expect to see the numbers to begin returning to pre-pandemic levels with the 2022 cohort,” said Patrick Knopf, Director of Research, Accountability and Assessment.

Muscogee County School District ACT Reasoning Test

FIVE-YEAR TREND

NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED



2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total Tested

857

902

843

775

368

Number of students Enrolled (from FTE 1)

2006

2061

2053

1,965

1,987

Percentage of Students Tested

43%

44%

41%

39.4%

18.5%



MEAN SCORES


READING

Group

2017

2018

2019

2020

2020

Nation

21.4

21.3

21.2

21.2

20.9

Georgia

22.0

22.1

22.2

22.5

23.4

MCSD

20.2

20.0

20.7

20.8

23.4


ENGLISH

Group

2017

2018

2019

2020

2020

Nation

20.3

20.2

20.1

19.9

19.6

Georgia

21.0



20.9

20.9

21.3

22.1

MCSD

18.9

18.6

19.0

19.1

21.7


MATH
Group

2017

2018

2019

2020

2020

Nation

20.7

20.5

20.4

20.2

19.9

Georgia

20.9

20.7

20.7

21.0

21.9

MCSD

19.5

19.0

19.1

19.4

21.5


SCIENCE

Group

2017

2018

2019

2020

2020

Nation

21.0

20.7

20.6

20.6

20.4

Georgia

21.3

21.2

21.2

21.6

22.4

MCSD

19.6

19.4

19.6

19.8

22.2


COMPOSITE

Group

2017

2018

2019

2020

2020

Nation

21.0

20.8

20.7

20.6

20.3

Georgia

21.4



21.4

21.4

21.7

22.6

MCSD

19.7

19.4

19.8

19.9

22.3



The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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