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AJC article: Atlanta SAT scores connect to economic status

A recent article in The Atlanta Journal Constitution drew ties between 2013 SAT scores and family income.

According to the article, SAT scores from schools with high percentages of students eligible for federally subsidized school meals were lower than those with smaller percentages of student poverty.

In fact, none of the schools with two-thirds or higher student poverty rate met the state’s average SAT score, 1452.

Economic status and SAT scores have long been linked, which partly explains why most colleges and universities look at other factors, such as GPA, in conjunction with SAT or ACT scores during the admissions process.