[Susan notes: This letter nicely sums up the issue of what SAT scores and NAEP scores actually show us.]
To the editor
There is a curious juxtaposition in the Dec. 8 Journal. A letter from Sara Stevenson citing an earlier article reports that SAT test scores have gone down, while "City Schools Gain in Reading, Math" (U.S. News) reports test scores via the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have gone up. Both were accurate, but only the NAEP results are correct.
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