Income and SAT Scores

Exam 160x120 Income and SAT ScoresA very strong correlation.

Speculation over socioeconomic status as an educational metric is nothing new, but today we have a nice chart on it. It is tough to argue that income of the parents doesn’t play a considerable factor in a student’s achievements and education.

Daniel Pink used numbers from College Board’s 2011 Total Group Profile Report and examined college-bound high school seniors to create this chart. He summed their scores on the three portions of the SAT: reading, writing, and math. The students were then distributed by income and their score averages.

Income and SAT Scores Income and SAT Scores

We can clearly see that as family income rises across the X axis, SAT scores rise across the Y axis.

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