The College Board has released its annual report on the SAT scores of graduating high school seniors in the Class of 2015. The data shows that the average score for Blacks on the reading section of the test was 431. This was significantly below the average score for Whites which stood at 529. The SAT is scored on a scale of 200 to 800 points.
On the mathematics portion of the test, a slightly larger racial gap exists. Blacks had an average score of 428, compared to an average score for Whites of 534.
On the writing section of the test, Blacks had an average score of 418. Whites scored an average of 513.
The average combined score for Blacks of 1277 is 299 points below the average combined score for Whites. Since 2006 when the SAT test was revised, the racial scoring gap on the combined SAT has increased by eight points.