Skip to comments.SAT Reading Scores Fall to Lowest Level on Record
Posted on 09/14/2011 12:04:13 PM PDT by Mind Freed
Scores on the critical reading portion of the SAT college entrance exam fell three points to their lowest level on record last year, and combined reading and math scores reached their lowest point since 1995.
The College Board, which released the scores Wednesday, said the results reflect the record number of students from the high school class of 2011 who took the exam and the growing diversity of the test-taking pool -- particularly Hispanics. As more students aim for college and take the exam, it tends to drag down average scores.
Still, while the three-point decline to 497 may look small in the context of an 800-point test, it was only the second time in the last two decades reading scores have fallen as much in a single year. And reading scores are now notably lower than scores as recently as 2005, when the average was 508.
Average math scores for the class of 2011 fell one point to 514 and scores on the critical reading section fell two points to 489.
Other recent tests of reading skills, such as the National Assessment of Education Progress, have shown reading skills of high-school students holding fairly steady. And the pool of students who take the SAT is tilted toward college-goers and not necessarily representative of all high school students.
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“This is what happens when Republicans cut education”
If we gave a $1T to the teachers unions, could we turn this around???
“Me fail English? That’s unpossible!”
We need to consult the professionals at the schools of education and see why this is so. Then we must adopt the latest teaching methods from these experts to remedy this situation.
Time to dumb down the test. Again.
Glad to see how NCLB has been working out.
When I took the SATs back in the mid-80s it was math and verbal.
“Scores on the critical reading portion of the SAT college entrance exam fell three points to their lowest level on record last year, and combined reading and math scores reached their lowest point since 1995”
1995 was when they performed “recentering”, effectively adding 100 points to test scores to hide the decline.
Just look at the spelling, grammar, and punctuation on this forum for a good example.
People use apostrophe's a's if there's a reward for them.
Once, maybe twice, since I took this test back in the 70s, the scores have been adjusted to keep the average at around the same number, even though students were doing worse. I wonder if this drop in average score means that the SAT scores are going to be adjusted downward again so as to keep the average the same.
No, there is no problem in American education. Why would anyone think otherwise? /s
A few years back, they eliminated the analogy section because expecting students to know what a lot of words mean was racist or something. I like to get old study guides at the used book store for my kids to use just for vocabulary development. Having to explain the relationships between words - “Write” is a way of making a mark on “paper.” “Paint” is a way of making a mark on “canvas.” - is a great mental exercise.
YUP-not to mention the cheating educators who cover for the fact that the system is broke and they are being overpaid for poor work.
Does an election EVER go by without teachers and administrators in the school system whining about how much better kids could learn if the school could just get their hands on MORE of your money? How many years now is it that taxpayers have been slammed for school support ... and kids keep coming out of school dumb and dumber!!!????
Well, they at least know what lesbians and fisting are.
Ain't nothin' wrong with my spellin'. My grammar's doing fine at 89. And I ain't had punctuation problems since I was old enough to tell time and wear a watch...
I got’s grate self esteam about my Egnlish!
There's' a reward's for apos'trophy's'? Doe's I'ze's Win's?
And then wince real hard and give a big screw you to public school unions.
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