The Average ACT and SAT Scores May Surprise You

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Like most high school students getting ready to take the SAT or ACT, you've probably spent lots of time obsessing over how to get a high score. You might feel that your first or latest test score isn't very high, and that everyone around you is getting near-perfect scores -- or at least that's what they tell you. If that's bothering you, it's time to go straight to the numbers and see how other students are really doing in comparison to you.

By looking at the average (also referred to as the “mean") SAT and ACT test scores from your peers around the country, you can see where your scores actually stand.

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