North Carolina Students Rank Among Nation’s Best in SAT Scores
As the saying goes, there are a couple of things in life you can count on: death and taxes. When you’re a teenager, there is one other thing in your existence that deserves your dread: The SAT Test. See, just reading its name just now made you shiver. If you’re looking to go on to college, it’s a necessary torture. Four hours of your life, on a Saturday no less, that you’ll never get back. Your skills in reading, math, and writing are tested like never before. There have been changes and alterations to the test over the years, but one constant remains. It’s a nightmare. However, North Carolina students’ scores have proven to be dreamy.
Stacker utilized College Board data reported by PrepScholar and has released their ranking of the states with the highest SAT Performance. These results are from the class of 2022. Here’s how it all breaks down. Each state’s average score is included along with the average scores in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math, as well as the participation rate. In other words, how many students in each state took the test. Remember, the SAT is voluntary, not compulsory torture. I take that back. There are some states that mandate high schoolers take the test (you can bet money for participation is involved somehow). That being said, to qualify for this survey, at least 20% of students had to take the SAT. Ready for the results?
North Carolina ranks NUMBER 2 nationally, just behind Oregon. Here are the stats for the Tar Heel State. The average total SAT score was 1136. On the Math Section, the average score was 562. For the reading and writing? 573. 28,656 (27% of students) took the SAT in North Carolina in 2022.
South Carolina finished in the top 20 at number 17. The Palmetto State’s stats? The average total SAT score was 1030. On the Math Section, the average score was 504. And 526 was the tally for reading and writing. 27,111 (51% of students) took the SAT in South Carolina in 2022.