Pop Quiz

Ok, this one should be easy. What is wrong with the following quote from a blurb in yesterday’s USA Today?

The Class of 2011 logged the lowest SAT reading scores ever, while the combined reading and math scores hit their lowest point in 16 years, the College Board said today. Just over 40% of the high school seniors met benchmarks for college success.

The mean reading score on the 800-point test was 497, a three-point drop over 2010 and one of the biggest annual declines in two decades. In 2005, the mean reading score — half scoring above and half below — was 508.

Read the rest of the analysis here, and answer my quiz question in the comments! Perhaps I can think of a prize for the winner! πŸ™‚


3 comments on “Pop Quiz

  1. They confused “mean” and “median”.

    • Ding, ding, ding!! Congrats, Heather. Coming to Homecoming this year? Maybe I can buy you a snack or something. πŸ™‚

      • That’s my wifey! πŸ˜‰

        Not sure about Homecoming… we’ve got a bunch of stuff going on in October… it’s a possibility, though, at least for the Saturday.

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