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AUSTIN – Texas high school students stumbled badly on the SAT this year as scores dropped sharply in math, reading and writing to their lowest levels in several years.
They were not alone -- average scores across the nation on the college entrance exam also dropped, although not as precipitously as in Texas.
The average math score for the class of 2011 in Texas was 502, down three points from a year ago. In reading, the average score was down five points to 479, the lowest in several years. And in writing, the average score was down eight points to 465.
Nationally, the average for math was 514 – down two points – and for reading 497 – down four points. The writing score was down three points.
The decline in scores in Texas and other states came as a surprise to state officials, who noted that scores improved on other tests -- such as the ACT, the other major college entrance exam in the U.S.
Originally posted by curious7
Meanwhile British school, college and university exam results get better and better every year with more people getting the highest grade possible.
So how can the US mimic the success of British students then?