The SAT and ethnicity



As we discussed in class, there is evidence of differences in outcomes on many standardized tests among different income and ethnic groups. The above image, showing how different income groups perform on the SAT has been making the rounds in the media in reporting about recent changes to the SAT and existing evidence suggesting a correlation between income and performance on the SAT. I was going to write at length on the topic (since several people are looking into this for their term papers) but here’s a very good post by Alex Tarrabok on the topic.