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Students Take on Standardized Tests

Students Take on Standardized Tests

Litzy Casas, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Throughout the school year, teachers prepare students for standardized tests by giving exams and quizzes. According to the Texas Business Leadership Council, a student takes around 38 standardized tests in a period of 10 school years. Many think these exams are helpful and study for long periods of...

STAAR Testing Problematic

STAAR Testing Problematic

Riley Sims, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

If you have attended a school in Texas, you know what the STAAR test is. The STAAR test has been given to students since spring of 2012, when it replaced the TAKS test. The test is supposed to be a way to show a student’s progress, but many argue that it is actually a tool to determine if  studen...

Life preparedness after high school

Juliana Gary, Reporter

June 1, 2015


Filed under Features

The high school experience is ending for seniors and that means that the world will be accepting adults into society - hopefully prepared adults. But not many seniors feel that their time spent in classrooms has prepared them well for the life they will be living in just four months. Many seniors are...