SAT Scores Post Slight Decline

Math, reading scores dip a bit for the class of '06, says the College Board. One possible reason: fewer students retook the test

It may be time for high school students—especially those who plan on majoring in business in college—to brush up on their arithmetic. The New York-based College Board said on Aug. 29 that the average math scores for the class of 2006—the first set of students to take a new version of the SAT that includes a writing section—posted a slight decline, falling two points from a year earlier. Average critical reading scores also declined.

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