The College Board, the nonprofit group that oversees the SAT, on Monday reported that SAT scores for the class of 2012 fell in two out of the test's three sections, with reading plummeting to its lowest level in four decades. The group attributed the precipitous drop to a growing and more diverse pool of test takers. Only 43 percent of test-takers did well enough to indicate they would perform well in college, renewing concerns that American students are falling behind other countries in the field of education.
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