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Utah Scores Down but Better Than National Average

Utah Scores Down but Better Than National Average

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's recent high school graduates averaged 1,658 on the SAT, down nine points from the class of 2006 but better than the national average, officials said Tuesday.

They averaged 558 in reading, 556 in math and 544 in writing. Only 6 percent of Utah seniors took the SAT, a college-entrance exam. Most take the ACT, the Utah State Office of Education said.

The national average on the SAT was 1,511. A perfect score is 2,400.

Skyline High School in the Granite district had the highest SAT participation among Utah public schools, followed by West High School in Salt Lake City and Park City High School, the state education agency said.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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