EDITORS NOTE: Click here for the 2014 SAT Scores by state
The College Board has released data on 2009 SAT Scores. I’ve compiled the data into a spreadsheet of mean SAT scores by state. Among states (including DC) with 60% of students taking the SAT, Pennsylvania ranks 12th out of 17 states
Here is the Pennsylvania SAT profile. As you can see, while Gov. Rendell an others tout Pennsylvania’s gains on the PSSA exams, the state has not improved average SAT scores. Of course, that is pretty similar to the trend in national SAT scores.
There is also an interesting trend that would seem to indicate grade inflation nationally – a higher percentage of students report “A” averages, but average scores are lower from 10 years ago.