Legislators have proposed eliminating the Texas Academic Program Skills Test, which has been used for more than a decade to decide whether students are ready for college classes. Opponents of the test see it as an obstacle to the state's desire to increase its college graduates, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
About 200,000 students, most of them headed for community colleges, take the test every year. Four-year universities prefer that their applicants take the SAT or the ACT.
Students who take the TASP Test must pass all three sections: writing, reading and math. If they fail one or more sections, they must take remedial classes before they …