The Reading Passage Interview: Our 10-Year Experience

The Reading Passage Interview: Our 10-Year Experience

David Baker, Director of Admission & Financial Aid, St. Mark's School of Texas (TX)
Kerry Schneidewind, Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid, St. Mark's School of Texas (TX)
Korey Mack, Admission Officer, St. Mark's School of Texas (TX)

Ten years ago, the admission team at St. Mark’s School of Texas adopted a reading passage interview process for middle and upper school applicants. Candidates read a brief passage, complete a short writing prompt, then participate in a small group (3-4 candidates) discussion. We have found small group discussions more efficient and effective than traditional one-on-one interviews. Get a detailed look at this process and obtain everything you need to adopt and adapt it. Over the years, we have collected hundreds of passages and as many hard-learned lessons to share with you.



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