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Writing Skills / SAT #237731

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1975
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(Studio) Teens' writing skills decrease. One professor blames TV, telephone and contemporary music. Another professor questions need to master writing skills. Report on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Poughkeepsie, New York) Since 1963, scores on SAT have dropped; charts show decrease [Admissions director Vassar Richard MOLL - describes high school electives that rob students of basic linguistic skills.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Columbus, Ohio) Columbus, Ohio, schools have gone back to basic education. [Columbus school superintendent John ELLIS - says Columbus on right track.] Some say test scores suffer due to minorities trying to get into college.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Cambridge, Massachusetts) [MIT professor Judah SCHWARTZ - describes how SAT wrong type of test.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(No location given) [STUDENT - says students take test lightly.] [2nd STUDENT - says studies neglected due to other interests.] 95% of college and University use SAT.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Princeton, New Jersey) [President Edward Testing Service William TURNBULL -notes consistent relations between how well student does on SAT and how he does in college.] Panel of educators studies problem.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Kladstrup, Don;
Cronkite, Walter

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