The College Board on Thursday reports that nationally SAT scores for high school seniors dropped again this year, keeping pace with what has been a ten-year trend.
The report says that SAT — college entrance exam — averages have dropped by 28 points since 2006, and the scoring gap among racial groups has widened in that time. The National Center for Fair & Open Testing reported that SAT scores declined in the last nine years “for every group except Asian-Americans.”
FairTest says the good thing going forward is that more and more colleges and universities are giving less consideration to standardized test scores when deciding who gets admitted.
Most high school students in Missouri and Kansas take ACT tests rather than the SAT, more often taken by students in high schools on the East Coast. But those students seeking admission to the nation’s most elite institutions of higher learning — including, Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard, Princeton and Yale — do sit for some portion or all of the SAT exam.