The class of 2010’s SAT scores were flat, except for Asian-Americans, already the highest-scoring group. From the Wall Street Journal:
Overall, the average score for the graduating class of 2010 in reading remained at 501; climbed in math to 516 from 515; and dropped in writing to 492 from 493, according to scores released Monday.
However, Asian-American students widened their lead by gaining three points in reading, six points in writing and four points in math. “More than two-thirds took at least four years of science in high school, versus 59% of all test-takers, and 48% of the Asian-Americans took calculus, versus only 28% of the rest of the pool,” College Board officials told the Journal.
Not surprisingly, students who took college-prep courses outperformed those who didn’t. The number of test takers rose by 1.2 percent.