Participation and Performance of Commonwealth’s Ethnic Groups Also Increase
Virginia’s 2012 public school graduates outperformed their peers nationwide on the SAT college-admissions test, according to results released today by the College Board. The commonwealth’s graduating seniors achieved at higher levels than public school students nationwide on all three SAT subsections:
- The average reading score of 508 for Virginia public school students is 17 points higher than the national average.
- The average mathematics score of 510 for Virginia public school students is five points higher.
- The average writing score of 492 for Virginia public school students is 11 points higher.
In addition, Virginia public school students in all ethnic groups that the College Board reports, — American Indian, Asian, African American, Hispanic and White — outperformed their peers nationwide on all three SAT subsections.