Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Scores


Table 129.--Scholastic Aptitude Test score averages, by state:
            1974-75 to 1993-94
 
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                      |   1974-75    |   1980-81    |   1985-86    |   1990-91     |   1991-92    |   1992-93    |   1993-94    |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|1993-94\1\
______________________|______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|_______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|___________
          1           |  2   |   3   |  4   |   5   |  6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10  |  11   |  12  |  13   |  14  |  15   |    16
______________________|______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|_______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|___________
    United States ....|  434 |   472 |  424 |   466 |  431 |   475 |   422 |   474 |  423 |   476 |  424 |   478 |  423 |   479 |        42
                      |______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|_______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|___________
Arizona ..............|  496 |   525 |  476 |   514 |  466 |   509 |   442 |   490 |  440 |   493 |  444 |   497 |  443 |   496 |        26
Colorado .............|  479 |   515 |  467 |   513 |  466 |   514 |   453 |   506 |  453 |   507 |  454 |   509 |  456 |   513 |        28
Idaho ................|  493 |   524 |  486 |   523 |  475 |   512 |   463 |   505 |  460 |   503 |  465 |   507 |  461 |   508 |        16
Montana ..............|  500 |   547 |  485 |   539 |  485 |   541 |   464 |   518 |  465 |   523 |  459 |   516 |  463 |   523 |        21
Nevada ...............|  465 |   497 |  445 |   487 |  445 |   485 |   435 |   484 |  434 |   488 |  432 |   488 |  429 |   484 |        30
New Mexico ...........|  486 |   516 |  474 |   510 |  489 |   527 |   474 |   522 |  475 |   521 |  478 |   525 |  475 |   528 |        12
Utah .................|  516 |   553 |  511 |   548 |  506 |   541 |   494 |   537 |  496 |   545 |  500 |   549 |  509 |   558 |         4
Wyoming ..............|  506 |   548 |  478 |   528 |  484 |   534 |   466 |   514 |  462 |   516 |  463 |   507 |  459 |   521 |        12
______________________|______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|_______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|______|_______|___________
\1\Based on the number of high school graduates in 1994 as projected by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and the
number of 1994 seniors who took the SAT.
 


Notes:--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 varying proportions of students in each state taking the tests.

Source: Digest of Education Statistics, 1995, National Center for Education Statistics. Data extracted from Education Statistics on Disk (1995 Edition) a DOS-based program which combines several statistical publications of the United States Dept. of Education into one downloadable program.

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