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SAT scores drop, emboldening critics

By Corey Murray, Senior Editor, eSchool News
August 30th, 2006

Last year's average SAT scores for college-bound seniors were the lowest in nearly three decades, the not-for-profit College Board disclosed yesterday. The news, which directly contradicts other evidence that student achievement is on the rise, has educators and policy makers searching for explanations--and some are questioning once again whether the SAT, by far the most relied-upon indicator of college success, is an accurate measure of the skills that today's students should possess.

In the wake of the College Board's announcement, some policy makers and educators have questioned whether U.S. colleges and universities should...

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SAT scores drop, emboldening critics

By Corey Murray, Senior Editor, eSchool News
August 30th, 2006

Last year's average SAT scores for college-bound seniors were the lowest in nearly three decades, the not-for-profit College Board disclosed yesterday. The news, which directly contradicts other evidence that student achievement is on the rise, has educators and policy makers searching for explanations--and some are questioning once again whether the SAT, by far the most relied-upon indicator of college success, is an accurate measure of the skills that today's students should possess.

In the wake of the College Board's announcement, some policy makers and educators have questioned whether U.S. colleges and universities should continue to rely on the test...

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