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Student biographies

Read the biographies of college-bound seniors who attended the August 31 press conference. (.pdf/88K)
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Tables and graphs*

Table 1: How Have College-Bound Students Changed in 10 years? (.pdf/53 KB)

Table 2: Average SAT Scores of Entering College Classes, 1967-2004 (.pdf/95 KB)

Table 3: Mean SAT Verbal and Math Scores by State, with Changes for Selected Years (.pdf/111 KB)

Graph 4: Clear Upward Trend in Average Math Score; Verbal Score Is Up for Second Year, But Positive Trend Is Yet to Be Established (.pdf/62 KB)

Graph 5: Study of Advanced Math Has Increased; Study of English Composition and Grammar Has Decreased (.pdf/72 KB)

Graph 6: Minorities Were 37 Percent of SAT Takers in the Class of 2004 (.pdf/62 KB)

Table 7: SAT Score Gains-Especially in Math-for Most Racial/Ethnic Groups between 1994 and 2004 (.pdf/55 KB)

Graph 8: Study of Subjects Associated with High SAT Scores Varies by Race/Ethnicity (.pdf/34 KB)

Graph 9: High School GPAs of SAT Takers Vary by Race/Ethnicity (.pdf/64 KB)

Graph 10: SAT Scores Vary by Race/Ethnicity (.pdf/78 KB)

Graph 11: Most Gaps Between High School GPAs of White and Non-White Students Have Increased (.pdf/65 KB)

Graph 12: Percentage of First-Generation College Students Varies for Each Racial/Ethnic Group (.pdf/63 KB)

Graph 13: Greater Percentage of First-Generation Students Are Female Across All Racial Ethnic Groups (.pdf/65 KB)

Graph 14: Average SAT Scores Vary with Parental Education (.pdf/64 KB)

Graph 15: SAT Scores Rise When First-Generation College Students Take Challenging Courses (.pdf/63 KB)

Graph 16: A-Level High School GPAs Tend to Rise with Family Income and Parental Education (.pdf/63 KB)

Table 17: Average SAT Scores Vary by School Location (.pdf/51 KB)

Table 18: Rising Grades and Falling Test Scores May Signal Grade Inflation (.pdf/52 KB) *

Using aggregate scores

Visit Using Aggregate Scores, to learn more about topics such as:

  • Information on using aggregate SAT® scores
  • A word about comparing states and schools
  • How should colleges and universities use SAT scores in admissions?
  • How prevalent are changes in school and district SAT scores?