While Texas assessment scores rise, SAT, ACT scores decline

06/7/2004 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Despite higher passing rates on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills exam between 1996 and 2002, student scores on the SAT and ACT declined slightly over the same period, says a Houston Chronicle report. State officials hope the TAKS exam, which replaced the TAAS in 2002, will better prepare students for college by covering more grades and subjects.

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