SAT Scores and Characteristics of College-Bound Seniors: 1967 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 258):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 41 rows and 13 columns.

For school year ending in year shown. Data are for the SAT I: Reasoning Tests. SAT I: Reasoning Test replaced the SAT in March 1994. Scores between the two tests have been equated to the same 200-800 scale and are thus comparable. Scores for 1995 and prior years have been recentered and revised


  1. Minimum score 200; maximum score, 800.
  2. 1967 and 1970 are estimates based on total number of
    persons taking SAT. For 2006, critical reading based on 1,377,000 test takers.
  3. 996 represents 996,000.
  4. Minimum score 200; maximum score, 800.
  5. 1967 and 1970 are estimates based on total number of
    persons taking SAT.
  6. 996 represents 996,000.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.