Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:55 PM
Minnesota and Iowa are among the top 10 average SAT scores according to a recent study published by the Scholarship Institute, a scholarship aggregator and exam website, and Learner, an online tutoring service. The study comes from the services compiling national and individual results from the College Board’s 2021 state SAT suite, then comparing each state’s average SAT score with the national average.
The study reports that Minnesota ranked first, with an average score of 1,263 (out of a possible 1,600), which puts them 203 points above the national average of 1,060. Of Minnesota’s 1,709 who took the test, 24% scored in the 1000-1190 range, 38% in the 1200-1390 range, and 28% in the 1400-1600 range. This means that 90% of the candidates obtained results close to or above the average.
Iowa was not far behind, tied for fourth with Kansas. Iowa earned an average SAT score of 1243, which is 183 points higher than the national average. The College Board reports that 625 Iowa students took the SAT in 2021. 26% of those students scored between 1000 and 1190, 37% between 1200 and 1390, and 24% between 1400 and 1600. This equates to 87% of Iowa students scoring near or above the national average.
Delaware came in last, 76 points below the national average with an average score of 984.
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