MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires solving problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that you have 60 minutes to complete. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.
Nelson-Denny Reading Assessment
The Nelson-Denny Reading Test is a standardized reading assessment that converts reading ability into a grade-level equivalent in just 35 minutes. The Nelson-Denny includes two parts: Vocabulary and Comprehension. The first part of the test, Vocabulary, is made up of 80 to 100 multiple-choice items, each with five response options. The time allowed for the Vocabulary section is 15 minutes. The second part, Comprehension, requires students to read 5 to 8 passages and to respond to 36 to 38 multiple-choice questions based on the content of those passages. The time allowed for the Comprehension section is 20 minutes.
The Texas Success Initiative is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. There are two components of the program.
- An assessment to diagnose students’ basic skills in reading, mathematics, and writing
- Developmental instruction to strengthen academic skills that need improvement