We get to report some good news today.
I am often disturbed when talking with youngsters to learn that they never took the scholastic aptitude test (SAT) or the ACT while in high school. Many universities require the test. Some of these kids don’t think that they will be going to college and skip the test. Later some of them decide that they do want to go to college and have to take one of the tests. Most of them would have been better off to take the test while still in high school.
The August 12, 2015 Ysleta Independent School District board of trustees meeting agenda includes two items that pay for every student to take tests, thus removing cost from the decision as to whether to take the test or not.
Agenda item 11 was to authorize a contract that would pay for each 11th grader to take the ACT test.
Item 12 considers paying for the Preliminary SAT for each 10th and 11th grader.
I don’t know if the items were approved but most agenda items are.