How do Michigan students rank on the SAT?

Today the folks who administer the SAT released national results of the test, providing the first clear picture of how students across the U.S. performed on the new exam.

Across the nation, the mean score was a 1060, out of a possible score of 1600.

The new exam, which debuted in 2016, assesses students in two subjects: evidence-based reading and writing, and math. It is considered to be a more difficult exam because it's aligned to what students must know to be ready for college or careers.

The College Board, which administers the test, releases data based on graduation classes. So the scores below reflect how students who graduated as part of the Class of 2017 performed.

So how did Michigan students do? Michigan is one of just a handful of states where all students are expected to take the SAT as part of the state's high school exam. That makes comparisons with most other states difficult.

But here is how the state ranks among the 10 states with the highest test-taking participation rates.

1) Massachusetts
Number of test-takers: 56,024
Participation rate: 76%
Score: 1106

2) Rhode Island
Test-takers: 7,205
Participation rate: 71%
Score: 1063

3) New Jersey
Test-takers: 72,173
Participation rate: 70%
Score: 1056

4) New Hampshire
Test-takers: 14,758
Participation rate: 96%
Score: 1052

5) Connecticut
Test-takers: 43,252
Participation rate: 100%
Score: 1042

6) Florida
Test-takers: 147,058
Participation rate: 83%
Score: 1017

7) Maine
Test-takers: 13,826
Participation rate: 95%
Score: 1012

8) Idaho
Test-takers: 18,757
Participation rate: 93%
Score: 1006

9) Michigan:
Test-takers: 110,082
Participation rate: 100%
Score: 1004

10) Delaware
Test-takers: 10,060
Participation rate: 100%
Score: 995

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