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Know more about SATs

September 11, 2006

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The issue:

The Class of 2006 was the first group of college-bound seniors to take the revamped SAT test, which now includes a writing section.

Combined scores from the critical reading and math sections dropped seven points nationwide from the previous year.

The College Board attributes the drop to variations in "test-taking behavior" and contends fatigue during the four-hour college entrance exam is not a factor.

What's new:

ACT Inc. reported the Class of 2006 set a record for the number of graduates who took its test during high school.

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What's next:

On the Web:

www.actstudent.org

www.collegeboard.com

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