July 18, 2017

High school students with A average grows, but SAT scores stay the same

USA Today - Recent findings show that the proportion of high school seniors graduating with an A average — that includes an A-minus or A-plus — has grown sharply over the past generation, even as average SAT scores have fallen. In 1998, it was 38.9%. By last year, it had grown to 47%.

Meanwhile, their average SAT score fell from 1,026 to 1,002 on a 1,600-point scale — suggesting that those A's on report cards might be fool's gold.


Anonymous said...

It's an obvious case of lowering the bar.
Higher grades are being given for less proficiency.

The dumbing down of the kids - academically and by media trash and music - is criminal.

Socialism is the antidote.

Anonymous said...

I keep reading that today's K-12 students are supposedly better educated then students of the past. If the SAT hasn't changed dramatically in the past couple of decades, this would suggest that students being better educated today is a lie.

Tom Lehrer- New Math