Scores on sat college entrance test hold steady

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

(AP) - Average scores on the SAT college entrance exam are holding steady as a record number of students and more minorities than ever take the test, a report Monday says.

The high school class of 2010 earned a combined score of 1509 on the three sections of the exam, identical to last year's results. The average writing score dropped one point, math scores edged up one point, and reading results didn't budge.

Officials with the College Board, which administers the test, warned against reading too much into slight year-to-year movement, instead using the findings to argue for greater academic rigor in U.S. high schools.

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