Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's high school class of 2009 beat the national averages in the three sections of the SAT college entrance exam.
Figures released Tuesday by the college board show Ohio students scored an average 537 on the critical reading section of the test, where the national average was 501.
Ohio earned a 546 in math, compared to the national average of 515, and the state's score in writing was 523, versus an average of 493 nationwide.
About 30,700 members of the 2009 graduating class completed the sat in Ohio, out of more than 1.5 million students nationwide.
More than three-quarters of Ohio students who took the exam identified themselves as white. Twenty-two percent said their parents never achieved more than a high school diploma.
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