The Condition of Education 1996, Supplemental Table 22-2

Table 22-2: Average SAT scores of college-bound seniors, by race/ethnicity: 1976-95


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                                                   Mexican            Puerto             Other            Asian           American

                White             Black            American           Rican            Hispanic          American          Indian

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Year       Verbal     Math   Verbal     Math   Verbal     Math   Verbal     Math   Verbal     Math   Verbal     Math   Verbal     Math

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1976          451      493      332      354      371      410      364      401       --       --      414      518      388      420

1977          448      489      330      357      370      408      355      397       --       --      405      514      390      421

1978          446      485      332      354      370      402      349      388       --       --      401      510      387      419

1979          444      483      330      358      370      410      345      388       --       --      396      511      386      421

1980          442      482      330      360      372      413      350      394       --       --      396      509      390      426



1981          442      483      332      362      373      415      353      398       --       --      397      513      391      425

1982          444      483      341      366      377      416      360      403       --       --      398      513      388      424

1983          443      484      339      369      375      417      358      403       --       --      395      514      388      425

1984          445      487      342      373      376      420      358      405       --       --      398      519      390      427

1985          449      490      346      376      382      426      368      409       --       --      404      518      392      428



1986           --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --

1987          447      489      351      377      379      424      360      400      387      432      405      521      393      432

1988          445      490      353      384      382      428      355      402      387      433      408      522      393      435

1989          446      491      351      386      381      430      360      406      389      436      409      525      384      428

1990          442      491      352      385      380      429      359      405      383      434      410      528      388      437



1991          441      489      351      385      377      427      361      406      382      431      411      530      393      437

1992          442      491      352      385      372      425      366      406      383      433      413      532      395      442

1993          444      494      353      388      374      428      367      409      384      433      415      535      400      447

1994          443      495      352      388      372      427      367      411      383      435      416      535      396      441

1995          448      498      356      388      376      426      372      411      389      438      418      538      403      447

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NOTE: The first year for which SAT scores by racial/ethnic group are available is 1976. Data were not collected by racial/ethnic group in 1986. The term "college-bound seniors" refers to those students from each high school graduating class who participated in the College Board Admissions Testing Program, and does not include all first-year college students, or all high school seniors. See the supplemental note to this indicator for information on interpreting SAT scores. SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, National Report: College Bound Seniors, 1972-1995 (Copyright 1995 by College Entrance Examination Board. All rights reserved.).


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