HISD students may be able to pass the test needed to graduate, but that doesn't mean they know how to read.
SAT scores were stagnant for the third straight year, though African-American scores were up slightly. (If it has been awhile since you took the SATs, remember that a perfect score, the old 1600, is now 2400 with 800 points possible on each of the three sections -- reading, math and writing). Native ... More >>
University of Houston students in Freshman Composition I were told this week that professors needed to verify that the students deserved to be in the more advanced course (aka ENGL 1303) rather than the more fundamental Basic Writing (ENGL 1300). To do that, they would have to get their teachers ... More >>