SAT Scores Fall as More Minority Students Take Exam
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From Wall-Street Journal.

The SAT scores for the high school graduating class of 2012 fell in two of the test’s three sections, according to data released by the College Board, a non-profit that administers the college-entrance test. Data also revealed that student performance in the reading section is the lowest in four decades.

Only 43 percent, or 1.66 million of students who took the test received scores showing that they are prepared to do well in college. College Board officials and experts point to a growing testing pool for declining test scores. Last year, 45 percent of students who took the exam were members of a minority group, up from 38 percent. An additional 28 percent of test takers reported that English was not exclusively their first language.

Read more at Wall-Street Journal.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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