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The SATĀ®Report on College and Career Readiness: 2012

TimeOct. 02, 2012

from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

SAT Access & Equity

More than ever, the population of students taking the SAT reflects the diverse makeup of America's classrooms.

Among SAT takers in the class of 2012:

45 percent were minority students (up from 44 percent in the class of 2011 and 38 percent in the class of 2008) making this the most diverse class of SAT takers ever.


Among public school SAT takers in the class of 2012, 46 percent were minority students, up from 39 percent five years ago.


28 percent reported that English was not exclusively their first language (up from 27 percent in the class of 2011 and 24 percent in the class of 2008).


Among public school SAT takers in the class of 2012, 25 percent reported that English was not exclusively their first language, up from 23 percent five years ago.


36 percent of all students reported their parents' highest level of education as a high school diploma or less.