From the NY Post:
City and state scores on SATs spiraled downward for the fourth straight year, according to new data.
Since hitting a peak in 2005, the city's average score on each 800-point section of the SAT has dropped by 13 points in reading, to 435, and by 18 points in math, to 459.
Scores on the writing section, which was introduced in 2006, have dropped by six points, to 432.
The state and country -- whose averages in each section of the most widely accepted college-entrance exam continued to exceed the city's by as much as 66 points -- have also seen decreases since 2005, although not as hefty as the city's.
City Department of Education officials said the dramatic drop was fueled by the substantial increase in low-performing students taking the test -- particularly black and Hispanic students who may not have considered college in the past.
The percentage of minority students among SAT test-takers climbed from 42 percent in 2005 to 54 percent in 2009.
So they urge black and Hispanic kids to take the SAT then blame them for bringing down the scores? Wow, what a bunch of Archie Bunkers there are over at DOE! Scores can't be down because Bloomklein's high school curriculum is a joke, now can they?