Kansas is 3rd in SAT Scores Nationwide

By Quinn O’Hara

A report from The College Board lists Kansas as the state with the third highest average high school SAT scores for the 2021-2022 school year. The total score of the math section and the reading-writing sections are combined to find the student’s total SAT score, with 1,600 being the best possible score. Kansans scored on average 1,238 points, which is just 14 points behind Wisconsin’s first place average. The state with the lowest average score was West Virginia, with an average of 938 points. 

More than 1.7 million high school students took the SAT in 2022, despite a growing number of colleges no longer requiring the test as a part of the applications process. Additionally, not every eligible student took the test, and the number of those who did varied heavily from state to state. In the District of Columbia, 100% of students took the SAT, while just 1% took the test in North Dakota and Mississippi.

In 2024, the SAT will be switching to a fully digital platform, leaving behind the paper format that’s been in use since the first test was administered nearly a century ago.

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