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Abstract

Newspapers and magazines have bombarded the American public in recent years with reports that national test scores on the American College Test (ACT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) were steadily dropping. Many people believe this drop in scores meant the quality of education was declining. Are the educational standards of our high schools lower today than they were twenty years ago? If so, what are the ramifications for our colleges and universities? The Advisory Panel on the SAT Score Decline stated, "There is a clearly observable evidence of diminished seriousness of purpose and attention to mastery of skills and knowledge in the learning process as it proceeds in the schools, the home and the society generally" (Wirtz et al., 1977, p. 47). Although SAT scores showed a slight increase in 1983-'84 (Biemiller, 1985), it is too early to determine whether this indicates the decline in scores may be reversed.

Year of Submission

1985

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Robert L. Frank

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Date Original

1985

Object Description

1 PDF file (30 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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