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Table E-28-1.  Percentage of high school seniors who took or planned to take college preparatory and/or entrance examinations, by type of examination, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2004

Sex and race/ethnicity College Board Preliminary SAT (PSAT)   SAT or ACT
Total 56.5   81.9
Sex      
Male 53.0   78.6
Female 60.0   85.3
       
Race/ethnicity      
White 58.9   84.2
Black 54.0   83.6
Hispanic 45.6   71.3
Asian 70.1   88.0
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 56.6   72.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 43.7   67.3
Two or more races 56.3   78.9
       
Race/ethnicity by sex      
Male      
White 54.9   80.3
Black 53.1   82.7
Hispanic 42.9   67.7
Asian 63.4   83.4
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 58.1   70.5
American Indian/Alaska Native 36.0   66.5
Two or more races 53.1   76.1
       
Female      
White 62.9   88.1
Black 54.9   84.5
Hispanic 48.1   74.7
Asian 77.3   92.8
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  
American Indian/Alaska Native 54.5   68.2
Two or more races 59.3   81.6
‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
NOTE: Estimates were weighted by F1QWT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/2004), "Base-Year, 2002" and "First Follow-up, 2004."
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