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Table 226.40. SAT mean scores of high school seniors, standard deviations, and percentage of the graduating class taking the SAT, by state: 2017 and 2018
State 2017 2018
Mean score and standard deviation (SD) Percent taking SAT1 Mean score and standard deviation (SD) Percent taking SAT1
Total SAT Evidence-based reading and writing (ERW) Math Total SAT Evidence-based reading and writing (ERW) Math
Mean score SD Mean
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SD Mean
score
SD Mean
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SD Mean
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SD
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States 1060 195 533 100 527 107 48 1068 204 536 102 531 114 58
Alabama 1165 199 593 100 572 111 5 1166 205 595 100 571 116 6
Alaska 1080 176 547 94 533 94 38 1106 173 562 90 544 96 43
Arizona 1116 179 563 92 553 98 30 1149 174 577 88 572 97 29
Arkansas 1208 198 614 103 594 107 3 1169 199 592 103 576 108 5
California 1055 186 531 95 524 103 53 1076 205 540 101 536 114 60
                             
Colorado 1201 194 606 99 595 107 11 1025 201 519 103 506 108 100
Connecticut 1041 210 530 106 512 114 100 1053 217 535 108 519 118 100
Delaware 996 197 503 104 492 103 100 998 202 505 105 492 107 100
District of                            
Columbia 950 240 482 126 468 123 90 977 249 497 128 480 130 92
Florida 1017 190 520 97 497 104 83 1014 196 522 97 493 110 97
                             
Georgia 1050 177 535 92 515 95 61 1064 183 542 93 522 100 70
Hawaii 1085 173 544 88 541 97 55 1099 177 550 89 549 100 56
Idaho 1005 182 513 97 493 96 93 1001 183 508 97 493 96 100
Illinois 1115 241 559 119 556 130 9 1019 202 513 103 506 109 99
Indiana 1074 168 542 88 532 92 63 1086 170 546 88 539 94 67
                             
Iowa 1275 189 641 95 635 106 2 1265 195 634 96 631 110 3
Kansas 1260 188 632 99 628 103 4 1265 188 633 94 631 108 4
Kentucky 1247 188 631 95 616 105 4 1248 187 630 91 618 108 4
Louisiana 1198 204 611 102 586 112 4 1210 203 615 99 595 113 4
Maine 1012 198 513 104 499 106 95 1013 197 512 102 501 107 99
                             
Maryland 1060 199 536 102 524 108 69 1080 209 545 104 535 115 76
Massachusetts 1107 191 555 98 551 104 76 1125 200 562 101 563 110 80
Michigan 1005 195 509 101 495 105 100 1011 197 511 101 499 106 100
Minnesota 1295 177 644 92 651 99 3 1298 178 643 90 655 102 4
Mississippi 1242 187 634 91 607 107 2 1236 190 630 93 606 107 3
                             
Missouri 1271 189 640 95 631 105 3 1262 192 633 93 629 111 4
Montana 1196 161 605 85 591 89 10 1198 164 606 85 592 91 10
Nebraska 1253 198 629 100 625 109 3 1252 196 629 97 623 113 3
Nevada 1116 170 563 86 553 96 26 1140 172 574 86 566 98 23
New Hampshire 1052 198 532 102 520 107 96 1063 201 535 103 528 109 96
                             
New Jersey 1056 187 530 96 526 102 70 1094 207 547 102 547 115 82
New Mexico 1138 186 577 97 561 101 11 1093 206 552 105 540 112 16
New York 1052 188 528 96 523 104 67 1068 205 534 102 534 114 79
North Carolina 1081 176 546 92 535 95 49 1098 183 554 93 543 100 52
North Dakota 1256 199 635 100 621 110 2 1283 178 640 91 643 100 2
                             
Ohio 1149 212 578 108 570 114 12 1099 222 552 112 547 120 18
Oklahoma 1047 257 530 133 517 132 7 1062 238 541 121 521 126 8
Oregon 1108 174 560 93 548 94 43 1117 180 564 94 553 98 48
Pennsylvania 1071 181 540 94 531 98 65 1086 188 547 95 539 104 70
Rhode Island 1062 190 539 99 524 102 71 1018 200 513 103 505 107 97
                             
South Carolina 1064 174 543 91 521 94 50 1070 178 547 92 523 98 55
South Dakota 1216 197 612 101 603 106 3 1241 205 622 103 618 116 3
Tennessee 1228 190 623 95 604 107 5 1231 192 624 93 607 110 6
Texas 1020 193 513 102 507 101 62 1032 197 520 102 512 105 66
Utah 1238 185 624 96 614 102 3 1230 191 618 95 612 108 4
                             
Vermont 1114 173 562 92 551 95 60 1120 178 565 94 554 99 64
Virginia 1102 184 561 95 541 100 65 1117 189 567 95 550 105 68
Washington 1075 191 541 101 534 102 64 1081 201 543 104 538 108 69
West Virginia 1086 171 558 88 528 95 14 999 186 513 96 486 101 28
Wisconsin 1291 178 642 95 649 98 3 1294 180 641 93 653 102 3
Wyoming 1230 176 626 90 604 98 3 1257 178 633 90 625 100 3
1 Members of the graduating class of 2017 or 2018 who had taken the SAT as a percentage of all 2016-17 or 2017-18 high school graduates. State percentages were calculated by the College Entrance Examination Board based on the number of high school graduates in each state as projected by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The total percentage for the United States was calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) based on NCES projections of the total number of U.S. high school graduates.
NOTE: The SAT was completely redesigned in 2016. The new SAT was first administered in March of 2016. This table reflects 2017 and 2018 high school graduates who took the new SAT during high school. The data in this table do not factor in performance on the old SAT, and the data for 2017 set a new baseline for future year-to-year comparisons. If a student took the new SAT more than once, the most recent score on each section is used.
SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, SAT Suite of Assessments Annual Report, retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://research.collegeboard.org/programs/sat/data/2018-sat-suite-annual-report. (This table was prepared December 2018.)

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