January 16, 2022

Humanities Indicators Project Releases Updated Data

Humanities Indicators, a project from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, released updated data for three indicators today.

The highlights found below were shared in an email newsletter today that’s also available on the web.

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Performance on SAT Verbal/Critical Reading and Writing Exams

  • Male students receive a higher average score on the SAT verbal test, while women receive a higher average score on the writing exam.
  • The difference in average verbal SAT score between whites and most racial/ethnic minority groups is more pronounced than the gap between the genders. The gap between the performance of white and African American students is the most pronounced (almost 100 points in 2015).
  • Asian-American students outperformed white students on the 2015 writing exam.

Advanced Placement Exams Taken in the Humanities

  • The number of AP history exams taken per 100 students increased approximately 300% from 1996 to 2015 (to 5.3 per 100).

Direct to Humanities Indicators Website

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