Expert: Texas student SAT, ACT scores largely flat - Dallas News |

Expert: Texas student SAT, ACT scores largely flat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An expert has suggested that tougher Texas standardized tests have not translated to statewide student improvement on the SAT and ACT.

James Kallison is former assistant commissioner at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

He testified Wednesday at the school finance trial that 62.6% of Texas graduates from the Class of 2010 took the ACT or SAT. Of that, 26.9% demonstrated they were at or above the criteria for college readiness.

Kallison said students showing college readiness on both exams has stayed around 27% since 2006.

Texas has imposed more-strenuous state exams including the TAKS and a new test that began last year, STAAR.

Kallison said while students' scores have improved through the years on state tests, their SAT and ACT scores remain "relatively flat."

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices