State introduces single college readiness test

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The board that oversees public higher education in Texas has launched a new assessment tool that replaces the multitude of placement exams that have been used—and raises the bar for Texas students planning to attend college.

It also could cut into the number of high school students accepted into dual-credit programs at community colleges in East Texas and elsewhere.

Students enrolling in college now will only be offered the new, more rigorous test rather than the Accuplacer, THEA or the variety of others offered in the past.

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