Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is excited to be a part of College Board's College Readiness Pathway, which provides valuable data to guide students to college-readiness. The process begins in 8th grade and extends through a student's senior year.
In October, all students in 8th grade participate in the Readistep assessment. The test is given during the regular school day. Students do not need to register, nor do they pay a fee. The test is open to all enrolled students. The results from the assessment provide students, parents and campus staff with important information regarding each student's college-readiness skills. The following flyer provides more information on ReadiStep: ReadiStep Flyer. In addition, see Using Readistep Results for details on how districts, teachers, students and parents can use test results.
In 10th grade, all GCISD students participate in the PSAT/NMSQT, which is also a measure of students' readiness for rigorous course work. Participation in the PSAT/NMSQT is an important part of the qualification process for scholarships offered by the National Merit program. Ninth and eleventh grade students may elect to take the PSAT for a nominal fee. Students should contact their counselors to find out more about the advantages of participating in the PSAT/NMSQT.
The final assessment in the pathway is the SAT. Students are not required by the District to take the SAT, but all students are encouraged to take either the SAT and/or ACT. Students will want to discuss with their high school counselor their options for taking the SAT and ACT. Students may want to take both assessments. The state will waive the registration fee for one of the two assessments.