Colorado fares better than nation on SAT scores

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Coloradans in the high school class of 2009 scored better than the national average on the SAT college entrance exam.

The College Board said Tuesday Colorado seniors averaged 568 on critical reading, 575 on math and 555 on writing.

The national averages were 501 on reading, 515 on math and 493 on writing.

Nearly 10,000 Colorado students took the exam.

The College Board didn't provide year-over-year comparisons for Colorado. Nationally, scores dipped slightly.

Twenty-two percent of Colorado students in this year's pool were minorities. The largest minority group was Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander at six percent of the total.

Thirteen percent of the total reported their parents never attended college.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 54797022 - nbc11news.com/a?a=54797022