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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 14.1b.

Average SAT scores for 12th-grade SAT test-taking population, by race/ethnicity: 1996-2006


Subject and year Total1 White Black Mexican
American
Puerto
Rican
Other
Hispanic/
Latino
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Verbal                
1996 505 526 434 455 452 465 496 483
1997 505 526 434 451 454 466 496 475
1998 505 526 434 453 452 461 498 480
1999 505 527 434 453 455 463 498 484
2000 505 528 434 453 456 461 499 482
2001 506 529 433 451 457 460 501 481
2002 504 527 430 446 455 458 501 479
2003 507 529 431 448 456 457 508 480
2004 508 528 430 451 457 461 507 483
2005 508 532 433 453 460 463 511 489
2006 503 527 434 454 459 458 510 487
                 
Mathematics                
1996 508 523 422 459 445 466 558 477
1997 511 526 423 458 447 468 560 475
1998 512 528 426 460 447 466 562 483
1999 511 528 422 456 448 464 560 481
2000 514 530 426 460 451 467 565 481
2001 514 531 426 458 451 465 566 479
2002 516 533 427 457 451 464 569 483
2003 519 534 426 457 453 464 575 482
2004 518 531 427 458 452 465 577 488
2005 520 536 431 463 457 469 580 493
2006 518 536 429 465 456 463 578 494
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Scores for both Verbal and Mathematics range from 200 to 800. Test-takers were asked to self-identify a single racial/ethnic group. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: The College Board, College Bound Seniors, 19962006.
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