The nation's high school class of 2003 achieved the highest score on the math section of the SAT in at least 36 years--a gain some attribute to greater enrollment in advanced math and science courses and the proliferation of high-tech gadgets and computers.

Students' scores in the verbal section of the test also hit a 16-year high.

The College Board, which owns the nation's most popular college entrance exam, said Aug. 26 that this year's high school graduates had an average cumulative score of 1,026 points on the SAT, up...

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