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STAAR wars

Molly Wade, Co-Web Editor
April 15, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Cartoons

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Satire: Students sell internal organs to pay for AP tests

Trevor Nichols, News Editor
April 12, 2013
Filed under Voice

In response to the steadily rising costs of Advanced Placement exams, College Board recently introduced a new organ transplant program to help students cover the costs of the tests. Students can now sell their organs in exchange for an opportunity to earn college credit. “After carefully weighing...

STAAR in the making: Elementary, Secondary schools prepare for state-mandated tests

Trevor Nichols, staff writer
November 3, 2011
Filed under News

Starting this year, End-of-Course exams will be implemented to replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (T.A.K.S.) test for freshmen. These EOC exams are also being field-tested in higher grade levels. Supporters hope that previous objections to the TAKS test, such as the tests’ inaccurate...

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