Students Score Lower on SATs Than in the Last Decade

Published September 5, 2015

Student SAT scores hit a 10-year low, according to a report by the Washington Post. Citing the College Board, the report notes high school graduates in 2015 scored an average of 1490 out of 2400, seven points lower than last year’s class. Scores fell in all testing subjects including critical reading, writing, and mathematics.                                                     

Scores have been dropping gradually since 2005, which is the same year the exam was overhauled. Improvements in elementary reading and math scores have failed to translate into better-performing high school students. However, pinpointing the cause has proven difficult, according to the Washington Post report.

Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York. 

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