Does Money Buy SAT Scores In Connecticut?

Students in towns that spend more money on education also tend to have higher average scores on the SAT, according to an analysis of 2009-10 data from the Connecticut Education Data and Research database. The average SAT score in Connecticut for the class of 2010 was 1,513.50, out of a possible 2,400. The average total expenditure per pupil was $14,031. Based on a random sample of municipalities across Connecticut, towns that spent more than the average total expenditure per pupil also scored higher than the Connecticut average for SAT scores, while towns that spent below $14,031 for each student had SAT scores below the state average. Greenwich spent $18,023 per pupil in the year 2010, considerably more than the total average.