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SAT “COLLEGE READINESS” SCORES DECLINE AGAIN DEMONSTRATING FAILURE OF TEST-DRIVEN K-12 SCHOOLING

FROM DIANE RAVITCH and FairTest.

SAT scores for high school seniors dropped again this year continuing a ten-year trend, according to data released today.

SAT averages declined by 28 points since 2006 when the “No Child Left Behind” public school testing mandate went into effect.

Again, INCOME is the biggest contributor to success. For example, can you say, hire tutors?

2015 COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS SAT SCORES BY FAMILY INCOME

READING MATH WRITING TOTAL
$0 – $20,000 433 455 426 1314
$20,000 – $40,000 466 479 454 1399
$40,000 – $60,000 488 597 473 1458
$60,000 – $80,000 503 510 487 1500
$80,000 – $100,000 517 526 501 1544
$100,000 – $120,000 528 539 514 1581
$120,000 – $140,000 531 542 518 1591
$140,000 – $160,000 539 551 526 1616
$160,000 – $200,000 545 557 534 1636
More than $200,000 570 587 563 1720

Score differences between racial groups increased, often significantly, over that period. Average SAT Scores declined since 2006 for every group except Asian-Americans.

READING MATH WRITING TOTAL
ALL TEST-TAKERS 495 (-8) 511 (-7) 484 (-13) 1490 (-28)
Female 493 (-9) 496 (-6) 490 (-12) 1479 (-27)
Male 497 (-8) 527 (-9) 478 (-13) 1503 (-30)
Amer. Indian or Alaskan Native 481 (-6) 482 (-12) 460 (-14) 1423 (-32)
Asian, Asian Amer. or Pacific Islander 525 (+15) 598 (+20) 531 (+19) 1654 (+54)
Black or African American 431 (-3) 428 (-1) 418 (-10) 1277 (-14)
Mexican or Mexican American 448 (-6) 457 (-8) 438 (-14) 1343 (-28)
Puerto Rican 456 (-3) 449 (-7) 442 (-6) 1347 (-16)
Other Hispanic or Latino 449 (-9) 457 (-6) 439 (-11) 1345 (-26)
White 529 (+2) 534 (-2) 513 (-6) 1576 (-6)

Calculated by FairTest from: College Board, College-Bound Seniors 2015: Total Group Profile Report and College-Bound Seniors 2006: Total Group Profile Report

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