Data on the average SAT scores for US states in 1982 and possible associated factors.
A data frame with 50 observations on the following 8 variables.
state averages of the total SAT (verbal + quantitative) scores
the percentage of the total eligible students (high school seniors) in the state who took the exam
the median income of families of test–takers (in hundreds of dollars)
the average number of years that the test–takers had formal studies in social sciences, natural sciences and humanities
the percentage of the test–takers who attended public secondary schools
the total state expenditure on secondary schools (in hundreds of dollars per student)
the median percentile ranking of the test–takers within their secondary school classes
Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2002). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (2nd ed), Duxbury.