Texas Hispanic African American Students Taking SAT Skyrocket

width=306Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN Texas

Im proud to see that the number of Texas students aiming for a brighter future is skyrocketing and I remain committed to improving quality efficiency and access to higher education." The longevity of our states economic success will be built on an educated workforce that can compete in the global marketplace."  Gov. Rick Perry after a new report released the College Board shows more Texas Hispanic & African-American public school students are taking the SAT in preparation for enrolling in college.     Over the past five years Texas has experienced a 65 increase in the number of Hispanic test takers and a 42 increase in African-American test takers. In 2012s graduating class 58 of public school seniors took the SAT which is a 5.7 increase in participation from the Class of 2011. width=206In 2010 Gov. Perry launched in Generation Adelante-Generacin Forward an initiative encouraging Texas high school graduates to pursue higher education by providing them with information about college applications financial aid and college visits. Last year Perry challenged institutions of higher education to create a bachelors degree program that costs no more than $10000 including books. Texas A&M University-San Antonio the University of North Texas-Dallas The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Texas A&M University-Commerce have all answered that call. width=189For more information about the report by College Board please visit: http://www.collegeboard.org/.   For more information about the governors education priorities please visit http://governor.state.tx.us/initiatives/education/.
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