SAT is not just literacy and writing. The most important part of SAT is the math part, and these are the scores which were posted for Massachuse­tts. But also there’s a strong correlatio­n between states with high SAT verbal skills and those with high SAT math skills, and most likely there is also with SERI.

What IS apples and oranges is to claim that Massachuse­tts ranks first in some kind of contrived study while it ranks 35th in both SAT math and SAT verbal.
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