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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 131. SAT score averages of college-bound seniors, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1986–87 through 2005–06
Race/ethnicity 1986–87 1990–91 1996–97 1999– 2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 Score change
1986–87 to 1996–97 1996–97 to 2005–06 2000–01 to 2001–02 2001–02 to 2002–03 2002–03 to 2003–04 2003–04 to 2004–05 2004–05 to 2005–06
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
SAT—Critical reading                                  
All students 507 499 505 505 506 504 507 508 508 503 -2 -2 -2 3 1 0 -5
White 524 518 526 528 529 527 529 528 532 527 2 1 -2 2 -1 4 -5
Black 428 427 434 434 433 430 431 430 433 434 6 0 -3 1 -1 3 1
Hispanic or Latino 464 458 466 461 460 458 457 461 463 458 2 -8 -2 -1 4 2 -5
Mexican American 457 454 451 453 451 446 448 451 453 454 -6 3 -5 2 3 2 1
Puerto Rican 436 436 454 456 457 455 456 457 460 459 18 5 -2 1 1 3 -1
Asian 479 485 496 499 501 501 508 507 511 510 17 14 0 7 -1 4 -1
American Indian 471 470 475 482 481 479 480 483 489 487 4 12 -2 1 3 6 -2
Other 480 486 512 508 503 502 501 494 495 494 32 -18 -1 -1 -7 1 -1
SAT—Mathematics                                  
All students 501 500 511 514 514 516 519 518 520 518 10 7 2 3 -1 2 -2
White 514 513 526 530 531 533 534 531 536 536 12 10 2 1 -3 5 0
Black 411 419 423 426 426 427 426 427 431 429 12 6 1 -1 1 4 -2
Hispanic or Latino 462 462 468 467 465 464 464 465 469 463 6 -5 -1 0 1 4 -6
Mexican American 455 459 458 460 458 457 457 458 463 465 3 7 -1 0 1 5 2
Puerto Rican 432 439 447 451 451 451 453 452 457 456 15 9 0 2 -1 5 -1
Asian 541 548 560 565 566 569 575 577 580 578 19 18 3 6 2 3 -2
American Indian 463 468 475 481 479 483 482 488 493 494 12 19 4 -1 6 5 1
Other 482 492 514 515 512 514 513 508 513 513 32 -1 2 -1 -5 5 0
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. Scores from the writing test introduced in March 2005 are not included. 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.
SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, College-Bound Seniors: Total Group Profile [National] Report, selected years, 1986–87 through 2005–06, retrieved August 29, 2006, from http://www.collegeboard.com/about/news_info/cbsenior/yr2006/reports.html. (This table was prepared August 2006.)