Getting Smarter All The Time

From the College Board folks who do the SAT:

http://www.collegeboard.com/press/releases/150054.html:

Forty-three percent of 2006 college-bound seniors reported grade averages of A+, A, or A-. Ten years ago, the figure was 36 percent, and in 1987, the first year these data were collected in the same manner, the figure was 27 percent. This year’s average grade point average was 3.33, compared with an average GPA of 3.21 in 1996 and 3.07 in 1987.

Were we-uns really all that dumb back in the day or is something else going on here?

I think I know the answer to that…