The Gender Gap in African-American SAT Scores

New data from The College Board shows that 53.5 percent of all SAT test takers in 2008 were female. But for blacks, 57 percent of all African Americans who took the test were women.

The average score for black women on the reading section of the SAT was 433. This was eight points higher than the average score for black men on the reading test. On the mathematics section of the SAT, black men outscored black women by a margin of 14 points. On the new writing section of the SAT, black women scored an average of 433 compared to 412 for black men.