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Table 1: How Have College-Bound Students Changed in 10 Years? (.pdf/38K)


Table 2: Table 2: Mean SAT Scores of College-Bound Seniors, 1967-2005 (.pdf/33K)


Table 3: Mean SAT Reasoning Test Verbal and Math Scores by State, with Changes for Selected Years (.pdf/38K)


Graph 4: Clear Upward Trend in Mean Math Scores; Verbal Score Holds Steady for Second Year (.pdf/23K)


Graph Set 5: Increase in the Study of Advanced Math (.pdf/27K)


Graph 6: Minority Students Were 38% of SAT Takers in the Class of 2005 (.pdf/42K)


Table 7: SAT Score Gains — Especially in Math — for Most Racial/Ethnic Groups Between 1995 and 2005 (.pdf/34K)


Graph 8: Participation in Challenging Courses Varies by Race/Ethnicity of 2005 College-Bound Seniors (.pdf/24K)


Graph 9: High School GPAs by Race/Ethnicity in Comparison to All Students' Mean GPA (.pdf/45K)


Graph 10: Mean SAT Scores of 2005 College-Bound Seniors Vary by Race/Ethnicity(.pdf/24K)


Graph 11: Mean High School GPAs* of 2005 College-Bound Seniors Vary by Race/Ethnicity (.pdf/34K)


Graph 12: Percentage of First-Generation 2005 College-Bound Seniors Varies for Each Racial/Ethnic Group (.pdf/33K)


Graph 13: Female Percentage of First-Generation* 2005 College-Bound Seniors Is Higher Than Males Across All Racial/Ethnic Groups (.pdf/33K)


Graph 14: SAT Scores Rise When First-Generation College-Bound Seniors Take Challenging Courses (.pdf/33K)


Graph 15: 2005 Mean SAT Scores Vary with Parental Education (.pdf/42K)


Graph 16: High School GPAs of A+, A and A- Rise with Family Income and Parental Education (.pdf/33K)


Table 17: Mean SAT Scores Vary by School Location (.pdf/23K)


Table 18: Rising Grades and Falling Test Scores May Signal Grade Inflation(.pdf/23K)


* This information is based on the number of students who responded to each corresponding question on the SAT Questionnaire, an optional questionnaire that most students complete when they register for the SAT. The number of students responding and the number not responding to each question are reported in the College-Bound Seniors National Report.


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  • Information on using aggregate SAT scores
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  • How should colleges and universities use SAT scores in admissions?
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