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Friday, September 16, 2011

College Board reports SAT reading scores drop to lowest point in decades

WSJ article by Michael Alison Chandler, Published: September 14

SAT reading scores for graduating high school seniors this year reached the lowest point in nearly four decades, reflecting a steady decline in performance in that subject on the college admissions test, the College Board reported Wednesday...

...Nationally, the reading score for the Class of 2011, including public- and private-school students, was 497, down three points from the previous year and 33 points from 1972, the earliest year for which comparisons are possible.

For more on this article, click here.

I graduated in 1972, so I'm always fascinated by these stories over the years, with the benchmark set that year. Disclosure: I scored 180 points over the reported benchmark. I was a reading fiend.

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