Only 43% of SAT Test Takers Are College Ready

Raghuram Sukumar SAT 3 Comments

The data from college board says that, SAT scores have fall as more number of students took the SAT exam.  Most interesting of the the reports is number of students capable of attending college.  The study reveals that, only 43% of 1.6 million students are capable to attend the college.

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Number of SAT test takers in 2012 – 1.66 million. Thats the highest number of SAT test takers ever in a year. Last year there were 1.65 Million SAT Test takers.

Average SAT Scores 2012

  • Critical Reading – 496
  • Mathematics – 514
  • Writing – 488

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The statistics show that

  • 45 percent were minority students (up from 44 percent in the class of 2011 and 38 percent in the class of 2008).
  • 28 percent reported that English was not exclusively their primary language (up from 27 percent in the class of 2011 and 24 percent in the class of 2008).

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Comments

  1. Are statistics available on the number of non-U.S. students who took the Test and how many of them were found eligible for admission to U.S. colleges and universities?

  2. “…SAT scores have fall as more number of students took the SAT exam.” “have fall”? It should be “have fallen .”

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