The Digest of Education Statistics 1996 / Table 130
Table 130.--Scholastic Assessment Test\1\ score averages, by state: 1974-75 to 1994-95

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                      |   1974-75    |   1980-81    |   1985-86    |   1990-91     |   1992-93    |   1993-94    |   1994-95    |Percent of
                      |--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| graduates
        State         |Verbal|Mathe- |Verbal|Mathe- |Verbal|Mathe- |Verbal |Mathe- |Verbal|Mathe- |Verbal|Mathe- |Verbal|Mathe- |taking SAT,
                      |      |matical|      |matical|      |matical|       |matical|      |matical|      |matical|      |matical|1994-95\2\
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          1           |  2   |   3   |  4   |   5   |  6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10  |  11   |  12  |  13   |  14  |  15   |    16
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    United States ....|  434 |   472 |  424 |   466 |  431 |   475 |   422 |   474 |  424 |   478 |  423 |   479 |  428 |   482 |        41
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Alabama ..............|  426 |   457 |  457 |   488 |  476 |   514 |   476 |   515 |  480 |   526 |  482 |   529 |  491 |   538 |         8
Alaska ...............|  461 |   481 |  449 |   486 |  445 |   479 |   439 |   481 |  438 |   477 |  434 |   477 |  445 |   489 |        47
Arizona ..............|  496 |   525 |  476 |   514 |  466 |   509 |   442 |   490 |  444 |   497 |  443 |   496 |  448 |   496 |        27
Arkansas .............|  482 |   510 |  477 |   510 |  482 |   519 |   482 |   523 |  478 |   519 |  477 |   518 |  482 |   523 |         6
California ...........|  435 |   473 |  426 |   475 |  423 |   481 |   415 |   482 |  415 |   484 |  413 |   482 |  417 |   485 |        45
                      |      |       |      |       |      |       |       |       |      |       |      |       |      |       |
Colorado .............|  479 |   515 |  467 |   513 |  466 |   514 |   453 |   506 |  454 |   509 |  456 |   513 |  462 |   518 |        29
Connecticut ..........|  442 |   471 |  430 |   463 |  440 |   474 |   429 |   468 |  430 |   474 |  426 |   472 |  431 |   477 |        81
Delaware .............|  439 |   476 |  429 |   470 |  442 |   475 |   428 |   464 |  429 |   465 |  428 |   464 |  429 |   468 |        68
District of Columbia .|  --- |  ---  |  --- |   --- |  413 |   439 |   405 |   435 |  405 |   441 |  406 |   443 |  412 |   445 |        53
Florida ..............|  441 |   474 |  424 |   463 |  426 |   469 |   416 |   466 |  416 |   466 |  413 |   466 |  420 |   469 |        48
                      |      |       |      |       |      |       |       |       |      |       |      |       |      |       |
Georgia ..............|  397 |   427 |  390 |   426 |  402 |   440 |   400 |   444 |  399 |   445 |  398 |   446 |  406 |   448 |        65
Hawaii ...............|  414 |   478 |  390 |   464 |  403 |   477 |   405 |   478 |  401 |   478 |  401 |   480 |  407 |   482 |        57
Idaho ................|  493 |   524 |  486 |   523 |  475 |   512 |   463 |   505 |  465 |   507 |  461 |   508 |  468 |   511 |        15
Illinois .............|  460 |   510 |  459 |   508 |  466 |   519 |   471 |   535 |  475 |   541 |  478 |   546 |  488 |   560 |        13
Indiana...............|  418 |   463 |  406 |   451 |  415 |   459 |   408 |   457 |  409 |   460 |  410 |   466 |  415 |   467 |        58
                      |      |       |      |       |      |       |       |       |      |       |      |       |      |       |
Iowa .................|  523 |   568 |  515 |   566 |  519 |   576 |   515 |   578 |  520 |   583 |  506 |   574 |  516 |   583 |         5
Kansas ...............|  503 |   540 |  502 |   542 |  498 |   544 |   493 |   546 |  494 |   548 |  494 |   550 |  503 |   557 |         9
Kentucky .............|  470 |   507 |  474 |   509 |  483 |   519 |   473 |   520 |  476 |   522 |  474 |   523 |  477 |   522 |        11
Louisiana ............|  456 |   491 |  461 |   494 |  474 |   507 |   476 |   518 |  481 |   527 |  481 |   530 |  486 |   535 |         9
Maine ................|  437 |   471 |  426 |   465 |  434 |   466 |   421 |   458 |  422 |   463 |  420 |   463 |  427 |   469 |        68
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Maryland .............|  436 |   471 |  423 |   461 |  436 |   475 |   429 |   475 |  431 |   478 |  429 |   479 |  430 |   479 |        64
Massachusetts ........|  434 |   469 |  422 |   462 |  436 |   473 |   426 |   470 |  427 |   476 |  426 |   475 |  430 |   477 |        80
Michigan .............|  451 |   498 |  456 |   508 |  462 |   514 |   461 |   519 |  469 |   528 |  472 |   537 |  484 |   549 |        11
Minnesota ............|  506 |   552 |  486 |   539 |  482 |   540 |   480 |   543 |  489 |   556 |  495 |   562 |  506 |   579 |         9
Mississippi ..........|  477 |   503 |  473 |   502 |  485 |   516 |   477 |   520 |  481 |   521 |  485 |   528 |  496 |   540 |         4
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Missouri..............|  465 |   500 |  462 |   504 |  476 |   519 |   476 |   526 |  481 |   532 |  485 |   537 |  495 |   550 |         9
Montana ..............|  500 |   547 |  485 |   539 |  485 |   541 |   464 |   518 |  459 |   516 |  463 |   523 |  473 |   536 |        21
Nebraska .............|  459 |   507 |  489 |   537 |  493 |   549 |   481 |   543 |  479 |   544 |  482 |   543 |  494 |   556 |         9
Nevada ...............|  465 |   497 |  445 |   487 |  445 |   485 |   435 |   484 |  432 |   488 |  429 |   484 |  434 |   483 |        30
New Hampshire ........|  449 |   485 |  439 |   479 |  450 |   485 |   440 |   481 |  442 |   487 |  438 |   486 |  444 |   491 |        70
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New Jersey ...........|  424 |   454 |  414 |   450 |  424 |   465 |   417 |   469 |  419 |   473 |  418 |   475 |  420 |   478 |        70
New Mexico ...........|  486 |   516 |  474 |   510 |  489 |   527 |   474 |   522 |  478 |   525 |  475 |   528 |  485 |   530 |        11
New York .............|  441 |   484 |  427 |   471 |  427 |   471 |   413 |   468 |  416 |   471 |  416 |   472 |  419 |   473 |        74
North Carolina .......|  399 |   428 |  391 |   427 |  399 |   436 |   400 |   444 |  406 |   453 |  405 |   455 |  411 |   454 |        60
North Dakota .........|  510 |   554 |  494 |   544 |  508 |   556 |   502 |   571 |  518 |   583 |  497 |   559 |  515 |   592 |         5
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Ohio .................|  456 |   499 |  457 |   500 |  460 |   503 |   450 |   496 |  454 |   505 |  456 |   510 |  460 |   515 |        23
Oklahoma .............|  480 |   514 |  485 |   526 |  487 |   521 |   476 |   521 |  482 |   530 |  482 |   537 |  491 |   536 |         9
Oregon ...............|  440 |   468 |  431 |   469 |  444 |   486 |   439 |   483 |  441 |   492 |  436 |   491 |  448 |   499 |        51
Pennsylvania .........|  430 |   470 |  421 |   459 |  429 |   465 |   417 |   459 |  418 |   460 |  417 |   462 |  419 |   461 |        70
Rhode Island .........|  432 |   469 |  415 |   452 |  432 |   466 |   421 |   459 |  419 |   464 |  420 |   462 |  425 |   463 |        70
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South Carolina .......|  382 |   412 |  374 |   406 |  395 |   431 |   395 |   437 |  396 |   442 |  395 |   443 |  401 |   443 |        58
South Dakota .........|  523 |   561 |  519 |   561 |  531 |   567 |   496 |   551 |  502 |   558 |  483 |   548 |  505 |   563 |         5
Tennessee ............|  477 |   511 |  475 |   514 |  486 |   521 |   487 |   528 |  486 |   531 |  488 |   535 |  497 |   543 |        12
Texas ................|  431 |   467 |  415 |   455 |  419 |   458 |   411 |   463 |  413 |   472 |  412 |   474 |  419 |   474 |        47
Utah .................|  516 |   553 |  511 |   548 |  506 |   541 |   494 |   537 |  500 |   549 |  509 |   558 |  513 |   563 |         4
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Vermont ..............|  439 |   476 |  427 |   467 |  442 |   474 |   424 |   466 |  426 |   467 |  427 |   472 |  429 |   472 |        68
Virginia .............|  431 |   463 |  424 |   461 |  435 |   473 |   424 |   466 |  425 |   469 |  424 |   469 |  428 |   468 |        65
Washington ...........|  489 |   522 |  472 |   517 |  461 |   502 |   433 |   480 |  435 |   486 |  434 |   488 |  443 |   494 |        48
West Virginia.........|  462 |   502 |  458 |   495 |  462 |   502 |   441 |   485 |  439 |   485 |  439 |   482 |  448 |   484 |        17
Wisconsin ............|  492 |   544 |  477 |   533 |  478 |   536 |   481 |   542 |  485 |   551 |  487 |   557 |  501 |   572 |         9
Wyoming ..............|  506 |   548 |  478 |   528 |  484 |   534 |   466 |   514 |  463 |   507 |  459 |   521 |  476 |   525 |        10
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\1\Formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
\2\Based on the number of high school graduates in 1995 as projected by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and the number
---Data not available.
NOTE.--Possible scores on each part of the SAT range from 200 to 800. Rankings of states based on SAT scores alone are invalid because of the
SOURCE: College Entrance Examination Board, "College-Bound Seniors: 1995 Profile of SAT Program Test Takers," Copyright @ 1995 by the College
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