Thanks for that info Perry, I had wondered about it...
Not that I don't think kids these days are getting smarter... (they definitely are), but they should develop the tests so that it is much more rare to get a 1600. Seriously man, back in the 80's if someone got a perfect score, it was real news.
Thing that held me back on the SAT was that I had no calculus before taking it (in fact, my HS didn't even offer calculus or pre-calc like a lot of other schools.) Analytical Geometry and Trig were as high as we went. But, it was a rural farming community school.
Oh well, I got a good job, and does anything really matter beyond that?
Took it 7 years ago. Scored an 1190. Didn't get to finish the test because i broke my glasses the week before and couldn't stand looking at the test after 2 hours. I sat there like an idiot until we were all allowed to leave. I didn't complain because i took it for free.