- SAT scores on two sections were down for the high school class of 2012 as the ACT surpassed the SAT for the first time in number of test-takers.
- Almost 2,000 more people took the ACT than the SAT last year.
- Additionally, The College Board, the non-profit membership organization that oversees the exam, reported that 43% of test-takers met a benchmark score used to evaluate college readiness.
From the article:
"... The ACT narrowly surpassed the SAT, by fewer than 2,000 test-takers out of about 1.65 million who took each exam. But the cross-over is no surprise. The number taking the ACT – historically more popular in the central states with the SAT more popular on the East and West coasts – has been growing more rapidly, partly because the ACT is now taken by virtually all students in nine states under the state testing regimen. Delaware is the only state with 100 percent SAT participation, though in most Northeastern states participation is at least 75 percent. ..."