Are SAT scores higher these days?
Ok, I'm going to be showing my age here, but I am amazed at the number of colleges reporting really high median SAT scores these days. Several schools show median verbal + math scores of >1400.
When I was applying to college (circa 1996) I don't think a single school had a median SAT over 1400 (maybe Caltech, but I doubt it). Are highschoolers really that much smarter/better prepared these days or has the test been re-centered again? 1400+ used to be 99th percentile, but I swear half my co-workers kids are walking around with 1450's.
Yes, I am getting old, and yes, I do battle feelings of inadequecy :)