The College Board reported Tuesday that the high school class of 2007 had the lowest combined math and reading scores since 1999. Reading scores fell from 503 to 502, math scores dropped from 518 to 515 and the writing section saw a drop of 3 points from 497 to 494. All scores are out of a possible 800 points.
Why the drastic drop? The College Board — the firm that runs the SAT claims the test’s new redesign lead to lower scores, plus they say that an increased diversity in the pool of students taking the SAT is another reason scores took a tumble this year. In this vein they cite the following statistics: (more…)