On the SAT, Black Students Score Lower Than Every Other Major Ethnic Group in the United States

Last week, JBHE reported that the racial gap in SAT scores has expanded over the past 20 years. In 2010 the mean black score on the critical reading and mathematics portion of the SAT is 207 points lower than the similar score for whites. (Each section of the SAT is graded on a scale of 200 to 800.)

But black performance on the SAT is not only significantly lower than that for white students, the mean black score is lower than the average score for every other major ethnic group in the United States, including Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and American Indians.