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Friday, August 28, 2009

2009 SAT Scores by State

The College Board has released data on 2009 SAT Scores.  I've compiled the data into a spreadsheet of mean SAT scores by state. Among states (including DC) with 60% of students taking the SAT, Pennsylvania ranks 12th out of 17 states

Here is the Pennsylvania SAT profile. As you can see, while Gov. Rendell an others tout Pennsylvania's gains on the PSSA exams, the state has not improved average SAT scores.  Of course, that is pretty similar to the trend in national SAT scores.

There is also an interesting trend that would seem to indicate grade inflation nationally - a higher percentage of students report "A" averages, but average scores are lower from 10 years ago.

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