BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The Class of 2012 did slightly better than the Class of 2011 on the SAT college-entrance exam in Massachusetts, according to figures released Monday by the state Department of Education.

Check: School-By-School SAT Results (.pdf)

This year’s results show Massachusetts public high school students had an average score of 523 in math, which was up from 521 last year.

They had an average score of 506 in critical reading, one point higher than 2011.

In writing, students finished the same as last year with a score of 500.

Nationally, average scores on the test’s critical reading section fell one point to 496 and scores in the writing section fell one point to 488. Math scores remained steady at 514.

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