Almost No Change in the Black/White SAT Scoring Gap

The College Board reported Tuesday that for African Americans the mean combined score on the critical reading and mathematics sections of the SAT in 2007 dropped by one point from a year before. For whites, the mean score dropped by two points. Therefore, there was a minuscule one point drop in the black-white scoring gap.

However, the racial scoring gap on the SAT remains significantly wider than was the case nearly two decades ago.