Texas SAT Scores Drop, but Participation Rates Surge

A report from the Texas Education Agency on the state's 2012 SAT scores shows two things about Texas students over the past five years: More students are the taking the test, but they aren't performing as well.

More students are taking the college admissions test — especially Hispanics and blacks, whose participation rates have increased by 65 and 42 percent, respectively, since 2007. Students' scores, though, decreased from 2o11 by about 5 points across the board in reading, math and writing, continuing the downward trend of the past five years. 

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