With this recent data, how long before the below is actually true:
I don't have any particular strong thoughts about the SATs, other than I do believe it is a decent barometer of both individual intelligence and the effects of education. Over the years, I've heard many claim that the test doesn't really prove intelligence, to which I both agree and disagree.
|I just came by to say hai!|
|But what about me! I was Salutatorian of Bayside and only got a measly 1205. Did I fool them all? Am I a ruhtard?|
Regardless of these examples, one can certainly score better on the SAT through test prep, as many companies offer courses and literature that teach you the basics to help you improve your score. So, really, this overall, nationwide downward trend is probably a failure in preparation and education. I sincerely doubt the world has suddenly been flooded with Jessie Spano's. Though, with recent technology and the emergence of new media, it wouldn't be shocking to see a correlation between declining SAT scores and attention spans of teenagers. The SAT, maybe more than anything, is a test of mental endurance. I remember feeling absolutely wiped after taking them. Is today's generation of children, the texting, "what have you done for me lately" generation up to that task? The consequences of their spastic nature certainly has manifested itself in other ways. Did I just hit on something that I didn't originally intend on discussing? MAYBE I DID.
Maybe someone smarter than me could look further into that relationship. After all, I didn't score too high on the SATs.