Tuesday, March 17, 2009
2008 SAT scores: Asian males have the highest average math score (596) and black females the lowest (420)
As IQ increases from low IQ racial groups to high IQ racial groups, a greater share of the increase goes to math IQ than to verbal IQ. The males of each race have a higher math score than the females of that race. Blacks are the only race in which the females score higher on the verbal section than the males, despite the fact that 33% more black females took the test. White males score 4 points higher in reading than white females, and traditionally this advantage is attributed to more females taking the test, but only 12% more white females took the test.