9/15/2011

Average SAT scores declined this year, primarily because more students are taking the college-entrance exam -- some of whom are unprepared or are not fluent in English, according to the College Board. Among 1.65 million graduating seniors, average scores declined by 3 points in critical reading, 2 points in writing and 1 point in math. The College Board also for the first time released an SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark that found 43% of students had a good chance of achieving at least a B- average in their first year of college.

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