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As noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, 2009 SAT college entrance exam results indicate a slight decrease in overall average reading and writing scores while average math scores remained unchanged. Most significant, an analysis of the 1.53 million students who took the test points to a continued gap among students of different ethnicity and race. Asians, for example, scored the highest in both math and writing, while Whites were on top in critical reading. African American students represented the lowest score range with approximately 70 point differentials from average scores in all areas. Although test administrator, College Board highlights the positive behind an increase in diversity among takers, the test will continue to be under scrutiny by education leaders. The question: Do the results accurately and fairly measure high school achievement/college potential among all Americans? What do you think?