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SAT Scores Dip Slightly, Test Taker Diversity Edges Upward

9/26/2012, 5:36 p.m.

Diverse issues in higher education reports:

"The more than 1.66 million students who took the SAT in 2012 were the most diverse group of students in the college entrance exam's history, but the mean scores in critical reading and writing dropped by a single point, a College Board report released Monday shows.

The report, titled "The SAT Report on College & Career Readiness: 2012," shows that 45 percent of SAT takers in the class of 2012 were minority students, up from 44 percent in the class of 2011 and 38 percent in the class of 2008.

Along similar lines, 28 percent of the SAT takers in 2012 were English-language learners, up from 27 percent the previous year and 24 percent in 2008, the report shows."

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