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Table 126. SAT score averages of college-bound seniors, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1986-87 through 2004-05
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                    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |                        Score change
                    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |_________________________________________________________
                    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |1986-87|1990-91|1999-2000|2000-01|2001-02|2002-03|2003-04
                    |1986-|1990-|1995-|1996-|1999-|2000-|2001-|2002-|2003-|2004-|     to|     to|       to|     to|     to|     to|     to
Race/ethnicity      |   87|   91|   96|   97| 2000|   01|   02|   03|   04|   05|1996-97|2000-01|  2000-01|2001-02|2002-03|2003-04|2004-05
____________________|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_______|_______|_________|_______|_______|_______|_______
1                   |    2|    3|    4|    5|    6|    7|    8|    9|   10|   11|     12|     13|       14|     15|     16|     17|     18
____________________|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_______|_______|_________|_______|_______|_______|_______
SAT-Verbal          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |       |         |       |       |       |
  All students .....|  507|  499|  505|  505|  505|  506|  504|  507|  508|  508|     -2|      7|        1|     -2|      3|      1|      0
                    |_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_______|_______|_________|_______|_______|_______|_______
White ..............|  524|  518|  526|  526|  528|  529|  527|  529|  528|  532|      2|     11|        1|     -2|      2|     -1|      4
Black ..............|  428|  427|  434|  434|  434|  433|  430|  431|  430|  433|      6|      6|       -1|     -3|      1|     -1|      3
Hispanic or Latino .|  464|  458|  465|  466|  461|  460|  458|  457|  461|  463|      2|      2|       -1|     -2|     -1|      4|      2
Mexican American ...|  457|  454|  455|  451|  453|  451|  446|  448|  451|  453|     -6|     -3|       -2|     -5|      2|      3|      2
Puerto Rican .......|  436|  436|  452|  454|  456|  457|  455|  456|  457|  460|     18|     21|        1|     -2|      1|      1|      3
Asian American .....|  479|  485|  496|  496|  499|  501|  501|  508|  507|  511|     17|     16|        2|      0|      7|     -1|      4
American Indian ....|  471|  470|  483|  475|  482|  481|  479|  480|  483|  489|      4|     11|       -1|     -2|      1|      3|      6
Other ..............|  480|  486|  511|  512|  508|  503|  502|  501|  494|  495|     32|     17|       -5|     -1|     -1|     -7|      1
                    |=====|=====|=====|=====|=====|=====|=====|=====|=====|=====|=======|=======|=========|=======|=======|=======|=======
SAT-Mathematics     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |       |         |       |       |       |
  All students .....|  501|  500|  508|  511|  514|  514|  516|  519|  518|  520|     10|     14|        0|      2|      3|     -1|      2
                    |_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_______|_______|_________|_______|_______|_______|_______
White ..............|  514|  513|  523|  526|  530|  531|  533|  534|  531|  536|     12|     18|        1|      2|      1|     -3|      5
Black ..............|  411|  419|  422|  423|  426|  426|  427|  426|  427|  431|     12|      7|        0|      1|     -1|      1|      4
Hispanic or Latino .|  462|  462|  466|  468|  467|  465|  464|  464|  465|  469|      6|      3|       -2|     -1|      0|      1|      4
Mexican American ...|  455|  459|  459|  458|  460|  458|  457|  457|  458|  463|      3|     -1|       -2|     -1|      0|      1|      5
Puerto Rican .......|  432|  439|  445|  447|  451|  451|  451|  453|  452|  457|     15|     12|        0|      0|      2|     -1|      5
Asian American .....|  541|  548|  558|  560|  565|  566|  569|  575|  577|  580|     19|     18|        1|      3|      6|      2|      3
American Indian ....|  463|  468|  477|  475|  481|  479|  483|  482|  488|  493|     12|     11|       -2|      4|     -1|      6|      5
Other ..............|  482|  492|  512|  514|  515|  512|  514|  513|  508|  513|     32|     20|       -3|      2|     -1|     -5|      5
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NOTE: Data are for seniors who took the SAT any time during their high school years through March of their senior year. If a student took a test more than once, the most recent score is used. The SAT was formerly know as the Scholastic Assessment Test and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Possible scores on each part of the SAT range from 200 to 800.
SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, National Report on College-Bound Seniors, selected years 1986-87 through 2004-05. (This table was prepared August 2005.)

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