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Higher SAT scores under criticism

September 3, 1996
By: Jennifer Horton
State Capital Bureau
Critics say the recent rise in SAT scores may not mean anything at all. Jennifer Horton has the details.
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Currently, students can earn a perfect score on the SAT even after missing several questions.

Jennifer Marshall is an Education Policy Analysis from the Family Research Council, a Washington Based non-profit organization.

She says this along with other changes has badly hurt the credibility of the test.

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Contents: Marshall says educators and employers can no longer use the test to compare scores of today with those of previous years.

But Missouri Director of Assessment James Friedebach (FREED-bak) says the SAT score rises are due to students taking more core courses.

From the State Capital, I'm Jennifer Horton.