Education

SAT Scores Reach Four-Decade Low

All of that spending on education seems to be paying off

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SAT reading scores for graduating high school seniors this year reached a four-decade low as the number and diversity of students taking the college admissions tests hit an all-time high, the College Board reported Monday.

The average reading score for the Class of 2012 was 496, down one point from the previous year and 34 points since 1972.