Open Access Graduate Research Paper
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert L. Frank
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©1985 Nancy Bramhall
Bramhall, Nancy, "The relationship between high school curriculum and collegiate academic success" (1985). Graduate Research Papers. 2119.