The Gender Gap in SAT Scores

CollegeBoardLogoThe College Board has released its annual report on the SAT scores of graduating high school seniors in the Class of 2014. The data shows that the average score for women on the reading section of the test was 495. This was slightly below the average score for men which stood at 499. The SAT is scored on a scale of 200 to 800 points.

On the mathematics portion of the test, a significant gender gap exists. Women had an average score of 499, compared to an average score for men of 530.

On the writing section of the test, women had an average score of 492. Men scored an average of 481.

The average combined score for women of 1486 is 24 points below the average combined score for men. Since 2006 when the SAT test was revised, the average combined score for both men and women has dropped by 20 points.

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