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School system aces the ACT with top score
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Forsyth County News
We have come to expect that each release of statewide standardized test scores released by the state will find the Forsyth system ranked among the state’s best, but even so last week’s announcement that the county school system had the highest overall ranking in Georgia on the ACT is worthy of accolades.

The ACT is often used by colleges to determine whether students have the academic knowledge necessary to succeed in higher education. It is a testing of student knowledge in the areas of English, math, reading and science.

Results released last week showed the Forsyth system had an average score of 23.1 on the test, which has a maximum score of 36.

The Forsyth score was higher than the national average of 21.1 and the state average of 20.6.

A school system should not be judged solely on the successes of its students in taking of standardized tests, but they do offer a barometer of achievement that should not be ignored.

Congratulations to all for the continued evolution of excellence in the county’s schools — students, teachers, administrators, support staff and parents. Job well done.