Bloomberg News Reports SAT Reading, Writing Test Scores Drop to Lowest Levels

Janet Lorin of Bloomberg News recently reported that SAT Reading and Writing scores have dropped to new lows. According to the article and data from the College Board, who administers the SAT, “For the class of 2012, the average critical reading score fell 1 point to 496 from a year earlier, the lowest since data became available in 1972…The average score for writing dropped 1 point to 488, the lowest since writing was added to the exam in 2006. Math results were unchanged at 514.”

The College Board attributes the decrease in scores to reflect the fact that “more lower-income students with less access to high-quality education are taking the test…” (Read the rest of the Bloomberg article here.)

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