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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 4.9a.  Average SAT scores for college-bound seniors, by race/ethnicity and section: 1996–97 through 2006–07

School year ending Total1   White Black Mexican
American
Puerto
Rican
Other
Hispanic/
Latino
Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Other
  Critical reading
1997 505   526 434 451 454 466 496 475 512
1998 505   526 434 453 452 461 498 480 511
1999 505   527 434 453 455 463 498 484 511
2000 505   528 434 453 456 461 499 482 508
2001 506   529 433 451 457 460 501 481 503
2002 504   527 430 446 455 458 501 479 502
2003 507   529 431 448 456 457 508 480 501
2004 508   528 430 451 457 461 507 483 494
2005 508   532 433 453 460 463 511 489 495
2006 503   527 434 454 459 458 510 487 494
2007 502   527 433 455 459 459 514 487 497
  Mathematics
1997 511   526 423 458 447 468 560 475 514
1998 512   528 426 460 447 466 562 483 514
1999 511   528 422 456 448 464 560 481 511
2000 514   530 426 460 451 467 565 481 515
2001 514   531 426 458 451 465 566 479 512
2002 516   533 427 457 451 464 569 483 514
2003 519   534 426 457 453 464 575 482 513
2004 518   531 427 458 452 465 577 488 508
2005 520   536 431 463 457 469 580 493 513
2006 518   536 429 465 456 463 578 494 513
2007 515   534 429 466 454 463 578 494 512
  Writing
2006 497   519 428 452 448 450 512 474 493
2007 494   518 425 450 447 450 513 473 493
1 Includes students who did not report their race/ethnicity.
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 was used. The SAT was formerly known as the Scholastic Assessment Test and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Possible scores on each part of the SAT range from 200 to 800. The critical reading section was formerly known as the verbal section. The writing section was introduced in March 2005, however, the first aggregate data on the writing section were reported in 2006.
SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, College-Bound Seniors: Total Group Profile [National] Report, selected years, 1996–97 through 2006–07, retrieved August 28, 2007, from http://www.collegeboard.com/about/news_info/cbsenior/yr2007/reports.html.

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