CONCORD, N.H. — The average SAT score among New Hampshire 11th graders has increased in the last year.

For the past two years, the college entrance exam has been used as the statewide assessment for high school students in grade 11. Preliminary results released Thursday show the average score in English, reading and writing rose two points to 522, while the average math score increased seven points to 514.

Two-thirds of the students met the state’s proficiency benchmark score in English, reading and writing, while 44 percent met the benchmark in math.

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