Published: Sep 13, 2010 4:31 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 13, 2010 1:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - SAT college entrance exam scores for Florida students in the class of 2010 remained largely unchanged from a year before, though more students are taking the test.

Florida students scored an average of 496 in reading, 498 in math and 479 in writing. Those scores remain below the national average in each subject area, with the largest gap in math.

The College Board reports that 102,741 Florida students took the exam, the most in state history. It was also the most diverse group of test takers, with 48.5 percent being minorities.

Among racial and ethnic groups, Mexican students made the largest gains in each subject, jumping 10 points in writing and 9 in reading.