County SAT scores improving

SAT scores are rising for most of Johnson County’s high schools; and while one local school district is well ahead of the state and national averages, others have some catching up to do.

The average critical reading scores for 2012 graduates for both Indiana and the U.S. fell by a point from last year. Average math scores held steady while state writing rose about a point, according to data released this week from College Board, which administers the SAT.

Center Grove High School had the highest average SAT scores in the county, and while its math score fell slightly, all three of its average scores were above the state and national numbers, according to College Board.

The largest gains in the county were made at Indian Creek High Schools, where the averages on all portions of the SAT improved by eight to 20 points.

Those scores put the school ahead of the state and national averages for critical reading, and the math and writing scores also are improving.

Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson Superintendent Matt Prusiecki said a review of the high school’s courses helped ensure students were being taught all they needed for the SAT and for college-level courses, and that led to the increase.

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