Average SAT Scores by State

Average SAT Scores by State

According to Collegeboard.com, the average SAT scores for all students last year were broken down into the following.

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• Critical Reading: 496
• Mathematics: 514
• Writing: 488

The SAT Report on College and Career Readiness estimate that only 43% of SAT takers in 2013 are prepared for college level court work. The highest and lowest SAT scores by state are listed below.

Top 10 States with Highest SAT Score

1. Iowa – 1813
2. Wisconsin – 1784
3. Minnesota – 1782
4. Missouri – 1779
5. Illinois – 1775
6. Michigan – 1762
7. South Dakota – 1758
8. Nebraska – 1753
9. North Dakota – 1749
10. Kansas – 1734

Top 10 States with Lowest SAT Score

1. DC – 1379
2. Maine – 1391
3. Hawaii – 1451
4. South Carolina – 1453
5. Georgia – 1461
6. New York – 1466
7. Texas – 1468
8. Florida – 1476
9. Pennsylvania – 1478
10. Delaware – 1478

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Participation Among Minority Groups

The following percentages of backgrounds participated in the SAT College and Career Readiness exam.

• Whites – 50%
• Hispanic – 17%
• African American – 13%
• Asian – 12%
• Other – 4%
• No Response – 4%
• American Indian – 1%

SAT Tester Statistics

Met the SAT Benchmark
1. 78% of students enrolled into a four year institution.
2. 54% of students completed college within four years.
3. 84% of students completed a core curriculum.
4. 79% of students took AP/Honor courses.

Did Not Meet the SAT Benchmark
1. 46% of students enrolled in a four year institution.
2. 27% of students complete college within four years.
3. 69% of students completed a core curriculum.
4. 42% of students took AP/Honor courses.

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