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I-5b: Mean SAT Verbal/Critical Reading Score and Mean SAT Writing Score of College-Bound Seniors, by Gender, 1967–2015*

* Scores for each year are for the students graduating in that year who participated in the SAT program. Students are counted only once, no matter how often they tested, and only their latest scores are tabulated. Cohort data presented through 2006 include students who tested through March of the senior year, while cohort data from 2007 to present include students who tested through June. Please see “About the Data” for additional information about changes in the examinee population on which the statistics presented here are based.

Source: The College Board, “10-Year Trend in SAT® Scores Indicates Increased Emphasis on Math Is Yielding Results—Reading and Writing Are Causes for Concern,” press release, October 24, 2002; and The College Board, Total Group Profile Report: 2015 College-Bound Seniors (New York: The College Board, 2015).

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