Report: Class of 2018 Logs Average SAT Score of 1068


The 2017-2018 school year was a big one for the College Board: More students from the class of 2018 took the SAT than any other graduating class in history. According to a report released last month, the mean total score was 1068, with an average of 536 in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section and 531 in the Math section. As a comparison, the class of 2017 achieved a mean total score of 1060, showing that SAT scores ticked upward this past year.

Forty-seven percent of 2018 class test-takers reached both college and career readiness benchmarks, which are based on research that links SAT scores and grades in related courses at two- and four-year colleges. According to the College Board's Class of 2018 Results, “students who meet these benchmarks have a 75 percent likelihood of earning a C or better in a related introductory, credit-bearing college course."

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