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The average combined score for Blacks of 1278 is 298 points below the average combined score for Whites. Since 2006 when the SAT test was revised, the racial scoring gap on the combined SAT has increased by seven points.
The College Board has announced sweeping new changes to the SAT college entrance examination. One important development is the announcement of free test preparation services but it seems doubtful that the changes will appease the test's critics.
Of the 34 AP examinations offered in 2013, African Americans scored the highest on several foreign language tests. Also the racial gap in AP scores were the lowest on many of the foreign languages tests.
The mean score for Blacks on the combined critical reading and mathematical portions of the SAT was 860. This was a four-point increase from a year ago. But the mean score for Whites on these sections was 201 points higher.
Blacks made up 14.5 percent of the graduating Class of 2012 but were 9.2 percent of all AP test takers and only 4.4 percent of all students who successfully completed an AP examination.
In 2012 the mean score for Whites on the reading and mathematics sections of the SAT was 1063, 207 points higher than the mean score for Blacks.
In 2011, Blacks were 14.7 percent of high school graduates, took 7.2 percent of AP tests, and were 4.1 percent of those who passed AP examinations.