Harlingen school district is celebrating test results

HARLINGEN β€” The Harlingen school district is celebrating the results of a test its eighth graders took in October.

The PSAT 8 test, admin-istered by the College Board, gauges whether a student is on the right path toward college readiness.

About 1,100 students took the test, and 52 per-cent showed they are progressing well toward college readiness.

In contrast, only 43 per-cent of students statewide showed college readiness. Nationwide, only 41 per-cent showed college readiness.

As was the case throughout Texas, the school district tested only a percentage of its eighth graders based on several criteria.

Students who had taken pre-Advanced Placement classes were invited to take the test, as was anyone else who expressed inter-est.

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