College Readiness Test Part of Three-Year Program

Judy Hartnett's picture
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A new college awareness, readiness and education initiative aims to better prepare area sophomores for college.

Beginning this fall, 10th-grade students in the Cy-Fair and Spring school districts will undergo testing to determine how ready they are for higher education.

The Compass test, an evaluation normally given to incoming college students to determine reading, writing and math skill levels, will be administered to help high school educators identify which students are ready for college-level courses and which need additional help.

Those 10th-graders who score high enough on the test will be urged to take dual credit courses, giving them the opportunity to earn high school and college level credits as well as potentially shorten the number of years they spend in college working toward a degree.

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