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Table 125. Scholastic Aptitude Test score averages, by race/ethnicity: 1975-76 to 1993-94

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  Racial/ethnic   |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
    background    |1975-76|1977-78|1978-79|1979-80|1980-81|1981-82|1982-83|1983-84|1984-85|1986-87|1987-88|1988-89|1989-90|1990-91|1991-92|1992-93|1993-94
__________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
        1         |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10   |  11   |  12   |  13   |  14   |  15   |  16   |  17   |  18
__________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
    SAT-Verbal    |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
                  |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  All students ...|   431 |   429 |   427 |   424 |   424 |   426 |   425 |   426 |   431 |   430 |   428 |   427 |   424 |   422 |   423 |   424 |   423
                  |_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
White ............|   451 |   446 |   444 |   442 |   442 |   444 |   443 |   445 |   449 |   447 |   445 |   446 |   442 |   441 |   442 |   444 |   443
Black ............|   332 |   332 |   330 |   330 |   332 |   341 |   339 |   342 |   346 |   351 |   353 |   351 |   352 |   351 |   352 |   353 |   352
Mexican-American .|   371 |   370 |   370 |   372 |   373 |   377 |   375 |   376 |   382 |   379 |   382 |   381 |   380 |   377 |   372 |   374 |   372
Puerto Rican .....|   364 |   349 |   345 |   350 |   353 |   360 |   358 |   358 |   368 |   360 |   355 |   360 |   359 |   361 |   366 |   367 |   367
Asian-American ...|   414 |   401 |   396 |   396 |   397 |   398 |   395 |   398 |   404 |   405 |   408 |   409 |   410 |   411 |   413 |   415 |   416
American Indian ..|   388 |   387 |   386 |   390 |   391 |   388 |   388 |   390 |   392 |   393 |   393 |   384 |   388 |   393 |   395 |   400 |   396
Other ............|   410 |   399 |   393 |   394 |   388 |   392 |   386 |   388 |   391 |   405 |   410 |   414 |   410 |   411 |   417 |   422 |   425
                  |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
 SAT-Mathematical |=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======
                  |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  All students ...|   472 |   468 |   467 |   466 |   466 |   467 |   468 |   471 |   475 |   476 |   476 |   476 |   476 |   474 |   476 |   478 |   479
                  |_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
White ............|   493 |   485 |   483 |   482 |   483 |   483 |   484 |   487 |   490 |   489 |   490 |   491 |   491 |   489 |   491 |   494 |   495
Black ............|   354 |   354 |   358 |   360 |   362 |   366 |   369 |   373 |   376 |   377 |   384 |   386 |   385 |   385 |   385 |   388 |   388
Mexican-American .|   410 |   402 |   410 |   413 |   415 |   416 |   417 |   420 |   426 |   424 |   428 |   430 |   429 |   427 |   425 |   428 |   427
Puerto Rican .....|   401 |   388 |   388 |   394 |   398 |   403 |   403 |   405 |   409 |   400 |   402 |   406 |   405 |   406 |   406 |   409 |   411
Asian-American ...|   518 |   510 |   511 |   509 |   513 |   513 |   514 |   519 |   518 |   521 |   522 |   525 |   528 |   530 |   532 |   535 |   535
American Indian ..|   420 |   419 |   421 |   426 |   425 |   424 |   425 |   427 |   428 |   432 |   435 |   428 |   437 |   437 |   442 |   447 |   441
Other ............|   458 |   450 |   447 |   449 |   447 |   449 |   446 |   450 |   448 |   455 |   460 |   467 |   467 |   466 |   473 |   477 |   480
__________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______

NOTE.--Possible scores on each part of the SAT range from 200 to 800. No racial/ethnic group data are available prior to 1975-76. No data are available for 1985-86 due to changes in the Student Descriptive Questionnaire completed when students registered for the test.

SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, National Report on College Bound Seniors, various years. (Copyright @1994 by the CollegeEntrance Examination Board. All rights reserved.) (This table was prepared March 1995.)


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