Texas Students' SAT Scores Lowest in Decade
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas students' SAT numbers have fallen to their lowest levels in a decade:
Texas high school students matched their lowest scores on the SAT in more than a decade this year as results dropped in math, reading and writing on the college entrance exam. Students across the nation also matched their lowest scores during that period, although their averages did not decline as precipitously as those in Texas, according to a report released Monday by the College Board. State education officials did note that Texas had a dramatic increase in the number of students who took the SAT, signaling that more students are considering college.
Today's news marks a downward trend in student test scores that has occurred over the last three years: