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Old 05-22-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Anything like this exist?
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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2007 State by State Average SAT

1) Iowa (1,807)
2) Illinois
3) Minnesota
4) Missouri
5) Wisconsin
6) South Dakota
7-tie) Kansas & North Dakota
9) Nebraska
10) Tennessee
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50) Maine (1,388)
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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I don't know what you need this for, but I would be cautious about interpreting this data. In some states, the ACT is the preferred college entrance exam so you won't have a representative sample of college bound students taking the SAT.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I don't know what you need this for, but I would be cautious about interpreting this data. In some states, the ACT is the preferred college entrance exam so you won't have a representative sample of college bound students taking the SAT.
In regards to the ACT.

1) Massachusetts
2) Connecticut
3) Washington
4) New York
4) New Hampshire
6) Vermont
7) Minnesota
9) Wisconsin
9) Iowa
9) Hawaii (a few ties up here)
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50) Mississippi.



ACT Scores
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Good point Megande. The SAT score table didn't have the percentage of students that took the SAT. In the midwest most students take the ACT and the ones that take the SAT are the most competitive students so you would expect them to score well. On the coasts the SAT's rule and the majority of the kids take them. Even kids that are not planning to go onto a four year college take the SAT's.

Only 15% of the students in MA took the ACT, I'm guessing that they're the better students, that's compared to 70% of the kids from Minnesota and Wisconsin. No suprise that the East Coast has higher scores.

Still interesting reading!

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Old 05-26-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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It is also hard considering how much districts vary in those states. Our district average for the ACT is 24.9, well above the state average (highest in the state).
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Old 06-07-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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Isn't there the suspicion of lingering racial bias in both tests? If a more diverse population takes the test in one state or another does that negatively affect the scores?
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Isn't there the suspicion of lingering racial bias in both tests? If a more diverse population takes the test in one state or another does that negatively affect the scores?

The simple answer is yes.
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