2005 College Bound Seniors Average ACT Scores

Approximately 1.19 million test takers, of whom 56% were female



2005 College Bound Seniors Average SAT Scores

Approximately 1.48 million test takers, of whom 53.0% were female


Letter to College Board

September 5, 2006

Gaston Caperton, President
The College Board
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, New York 10023 via overnight delivery


Dear Governor Caperton:

2006 College Bound Seniors Average SAT Scores

Approximately 1.47 million test takers, of whom 53.6% were female

 Female  502  502  502  

What to Look for in the College Board's SAT Score Report

Results from the first high school class that took the "new" SAT will be released on Tuesday, August 29. Because of controversies about the revised exam - including its extended length, higher cost, scoring errors, and the value of its "writing" section (see for background on these issues) - score trends will be closely scrutinized. Here are five major issues FairTest will be tracking.

2007 Average ACT Scores


Approximately 1.3 million test takers

ACT "Smokescreen" Focuses on Small Annual Score Changes but Hides Strong Link Between Test Results and Family Income

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
Cell (239) 699-0468 for use with annual ACT score release -- 12:01am Wednesday, August 15, 2007

ACT & SAT Yearly Information

See below for a yearly archive of FairTest analysis and reaction to score trends and breakdowns of the yearly ACT/SAT result releases.


2018:  FairTest Reacts to the 2018 SAT Scores and Score Charts (Also in PDF)

Influencing Editorials

"Without local activists pushing the media, it wou1d have been impossible to defeat exteemist attacks on thr environment in the guise of 'regulatory reform.' Grassroots efforts resulted in editorials in key Congressional Districts denouncing the Congressional rollbacks. Those editorials gave us powerful evidence in keeping 'Takings' legislation off the Senate floor in 1995." - Gary Bass, OMB Watch


Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests

Approximately 1.3 million high school students annually take the Educational Testing Service's SAT I, America's oldest and most widely used college entrance exam. It is composed of two sections, Verbal and Math, each scored on a 200-800 point scale. Test questions are almost exclusively multiple-choice; a few "student-produced response" questions require the student to "grid in" the answer.

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