(NEWSER) – The nation's SAT results are in, and they're not good. Numbers are down in all three sections, among both male and female students, reports Inside Higher Education. The average score was 1490 out of 2,400, down seven points from last year and the lowest since the test got revamped a decade ago, reports the Washington Post. Some takeaways:

  • Reading: The score of 495 hasn't been this low since the College Board, which owns the SAT, began putting out annual reports in 1972.
  • Math: The score of 511 is the lowest since 1999.
  • Writing: The score of 484 is the lowest since this section was introduced in 2006.

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