2010 College-bound Seniors Average SAT Scores

 

2010 COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS AVERAGE SAT SCORES

with score changes from 2006*                                    

  READING MATH WRITING TOTAL
ALL TEST-TAKERS   501 (- 2)  516 (- 2)  492 (-  5)  1509 (-  9)
         
GENDER        
 Female  498(-4)  500(-2)  498(-4) 1498(-10)
 Male  503(-2)  534(-2)  486(-5) 1523(-9)
         
ETHNICITY        
 Asian, Asian Amer. or Pac. Islander  519 (+9)  591 (+13)  526 (+14)  1623 (+36)
 White  528 (+1)  536 (    0)  516 ( -  3)  1580 (-   2)
 African American or Black  429 (- 5)  428 (-   1)  420 (-   8)  1277 (- 14)
 Amer. Indian or Alaskan Native  485 (- 2)  492 (-   2)  467 (-   7)  1444 (- 11)
 Mexican or Mexican American  454 (  0)  467 ( + 2)  448 (-   4)  1369 (-   2)
 Puerto Rican  454 (- 5)  452 (-   4)  443 (-   5)  1349 (- 14)
 Other Hispanic or Latino  454 (- 4)  462 (-   1)  447 ( -  3)  1363 (-   8)
         
INCOME        
 Less than $20,000/year  437  460  432  1329
 $ 20,000 - $40,000/year  465  479  455  1399
 $ 40,000 - $60,000/year  490  500  478  1468
 $ 60,000 - $80,000/year  504  514  492  1510
 $ 80,000 - $100,000/year   518  529  505  1552
 $100,000 - $120,000/year  528  541  518  1587
 $120,000 - $140,000/year   533  546  523  1602
 $140,000 - $160,000/year  540  554  531  1625
 $160,000 - $180,000/year   547  561  540  1648
 More than $200,000/year  568  586  567  1721
 No Response (38%)                     498  515  492  1505

 

* The “No Child Left Behind” requirement to test every child annually in grades three through eight and at least once in high school went into effect in the 2005-2006 academic year. High school graduates in the class of 2006 were the first to take the SAT “Writing” Test. 

calculated by FairTest from: College Board, College-Bound Seniors 2010: Total Group Profile Report and College-Bound Seniors 2006: Total Group Profile Report