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The Truth About SAT Scores

 

 

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Table 127.--Scholastic Aptitude Test score averages for college-bound													
"            high school seniors, by sex:  1966-67 to 1992-93"													
													
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             |        Verbal score         |      Mathematical score													
 School year |_____________________________|_____________________________													
             |  Total  |  Male   | Female  |  Total  |  Male   | Female													
_____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________													
      1      |    2    |    3    |    4    |    5    |    6    |    7													
_____________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________													

 

Year

SAT V Total

SAT V Male

SAT V Female

SAT M Total

SAT M Male

SAT M Female

Diff SAT Math, Male Vs Female

1960

477

473

481

498

517

479

38

1966-67 .....

466

463

468

492

514

467

47

1967-68 .....

466

464

466

492

512

470

42

1968-69 .....

463

459

466

493

513

470

43

1969-70 .....

460

459

461

488

509

465

44

1970-71 .....

455

454

457

488

507

466

41

1971-72 .....

453

454

452

484

505

461

44

1972-73 .....

445

446

443

481

502

460

42

1973-74 .....

444

447

442

480

501

459

42

1974-75 .....

434

437

431

472

495

449

46

1975-76 .....

431

433

430

472

497

446

51

1976-77 .....

429

431

427

470

497

445

52

1977-78 .....

429

433

425

468

494

444

50

1978-79 .....

427

431

423

467

493

443

50

1979-80 .....

424

428

420

466

491

443

48

1980-81 .....

424

430

418

466

492

443

49

1981-82 .....

426

431

421

467

493

443

50

1982-83 .....

425

430

420

468

493

445

48

1983-84 .....

426

433

420

471

495

449

46

1984-85 .....

431

437

425

475

499

452

47

1985-86 .....

431

437

426

475

501

451

50

1986-87 .....

430

435

425

476

500

453

47

1987-88 .....

428

435

422

476

498

455

43

1988-89 .....

427

434

421

476

500

454

46

1989-90 .....

424

429

419

476

499

455

44

1990-91 .....

422

426

418

474

497

453

44

1991-92 .....

423

428

419

476

499

456

43

1992-93 .....

424

428

420

478

502

457

45

1995

428

429

426

482

503

463

NOTE.--Possible scores on each part of the SAT range from 200 to 800.

Data for the years 1966-67 through 1970-71 are estimates derived from the test scores of all participants.

SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, National Report on

College-Bound Seniors, various years. (Copyright @ 1993 by the College

Entrance Examination Board. All rights reserved.) (This table was prepared April 1994.)

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