- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon’s class of 2015 did about the same as the class of 2014 on the SAT college entrance exam.

Students are tested in reading, writing and math, and each is scored on a scale of 200 to 800.

The College Board said Thursday that Oregon students scored 518 in reading, 516 in math and 496 in writing. That totals 1,530 points out of a possible 2,400. The class of 2014 scored one point higher - 1,531.

A combined score of 1,550 or higher is considered the benchmark for whether a student is likely ready for college. About half the Oregon test-takers met the threshold.

The average SAT score in the U.S. was a combined 1,490 points - 40 points lower than Oregon. Test-takers in The Beaver State easily topped the national average in reading and writing, and did slightly better in math.



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