Stats from the 2009 SAT’s

August 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Posted in In the News | Leave a comment

From the Collegeboard report on 2009 SAT’s, with more than 1.5 million students taking the test:

  • Average scores on the three sections of the SAT were 501 in critical reading, 493 in writing, and 515 in mathematics.
  • Girls outperformed boys by 13 points on the writing section, but 35 points lower than boys in math and 5 points lower in critical reading
  • Students from families with an annual income above $200,000 scored, on average, 68 points higher in critical reading than students from families earning less than $20,000 per year.
  • Students whose parents did not graduate from high school averaged 420 in critical reading, 139 points lower than students whose parents had a graduate degree, who averaged 559.
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