SAT Trends 2011

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Background on the SAT Takers in the Class of 2011

The class of 2011 included 1,647,123 college-bound students who took the SAT.

The information in the charts and tables below 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.

How Have College-Bound Seniors Changed in 10 years?

SAT Participation by Race/Ethnicity over 10 Years

Percentage of Students with Core Course Work During High School

High School GPAs by Race/Ethnicity, 2001 and 2011

Participation and Mean SAT Scores by State, All Schools

Participation and Mean SAT Scores by State, Public Schools

Click here to access all of the above tables and charts in PDF format (.pdf/2MB). Requires Adobe Reader (latest version recommended).

In the future, these and other SAT college-bound seniors trend reports will include May and June senior test-takers.

Using Aggregate SAT Scores

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

  • Contexts for using aggregate SAT scores
  • Cautions on comparing states and schools
  • Guidance for the proper use of SAT scores in admission by colleges and universities
  • Demonstration of the prevalence of changes in school and district SAT scores

See also Statistical Definitions for a glossary of terms used in these trend reports.