The Wall Street Journal did a really interesting piece last week about the recent drop in SAT scores. According to the College Board, the reading scores for the high school class of 2011 are "the lowest on record, and combined reading and math scores fell to their lowest point since 1995." These are the lowest scores since they started calculating the average scores of graduating classes back in 1972.
- The results from the college-entrance exam, taken by about 1.6 million students, also revealed that only 43% of students posted a score high enough to indicate they were ready to succeed in college, according to the College Board, the nonprofit that administers the exam. Students had to score a 1550 out of a possible 2400 to meet that benchmark, which would indicate a 65% chance of getting at least a B-minus average in the first year of college, the Board calculated.
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