USA TODAY Average national SAT scores for the high school class of 2008 were the
same as last year, even as a larger, more diverse group took the test, a College Board
report stated. A record 1.52 million students took the SAT, an increase of 1.6% from last
year. Scores on math and critical reading had declined in recent years, and average
scores dip as the pool of test takers increases, so we're encouraged by the stability of
this year's scores, said Gaston Caperton, president of the non-profit College Board,
the SAT's owner.
Previous year's scores are shown below in ( ).