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Average SAT Scores, 1972–2007

  Verbal Score Mathematical Score
Year Male Female Total Male Female Total
1972 531 529 530 527 489 509
1976 511 508 509 520 475 497
1980 506 498 502 515 473 492
1984 511 498 504 518 478 497
1988 512 499 505 521 483 501
1990 505 496 500 521 483 501
1992 504 496 500 521 484 501
1994 501 497 499 523 487 504
1996 507 503 505 527 492 508
1998 509 502 505 531 496 512
2000 507 504 505 533 498 514
2002 507 502 504 534 500 516
2004 512 504 508 537 501 518
2005 513 505 508 538 504 520

SAT Reasoning Test Scores, 2006

The 2006 SAT Reasoning Test was the first to have three sections: Critical Reading (formerly “Verbal”), Mathematics, and Writing.

Self-Identified as Reading Math Writing
American Indian or Alaskan Native 487 494 474
Asian, Asian-American,
 or Pacific Islander
510 578 512
Black or African-American 434 429 428
Mexican or Mexican-American 454 465 452
Puerto Rican 459 456 448
Other Hispanic, Latino,
 or Latin American
458 463 450
White 527 536 519
Other 494 513 493
No Response 487 506 482
Total 503 518 497
 Male 505 536 491
 Female 502 502 502

SAT Reasoning Test Scores, 2007

Self-Identified as Reading Math Writing
American Indian or Alaskan Native 487 494 473
Asian, Asian-American,
 or Pacific Islander
514 578 513
Black or African-American 433 429 425
Mexican or Mexican-American 455 466 450
Puerto Rican 459 454 447
Other Hispanic, Latino,
 or Latin American
459 463 450
White 527 534 518
Total 502 515 494
NOTE: The SAT Reasoning Test is the test formerly known as the SAT I, the Scholastic Assessment Test, and the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Minimum score 200; maximum score 800. Scores prior to 2000 have been converted to the recentered scale.
Source: College Entrance Examination Board, 2006 College-Bound Seniors.

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