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Tangled up in testing

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor

May 9, 2014

Between Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, End of Course Exams (EOCs), District Level Assessments (DLAs) and  the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), more than a few students are feeling the pressure of the last few weeks of school. It is time to question if students are testing more ...

STAAR wars

STAAR wars

Molly Wade, Co-Web Editor

April 15, 2013

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AP Test prices to increase

Joe Goodwin, staff writer

April 15, 2013

The price of AP tests has risen by four dollars from $89 to $93 this year due to the use of the Total Registration Program. The program helps organize registration as students sign up for AP tests online. Now teachers no longer need to hassle with spreadsheets, as everything is web based. Three Katy...

Satire: Students sell internal organs to pay for AP tests

Trevor Nichols, News Editor

April 12, 2013

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 Changes Strategies

STAAR Changes Strategies

December 10, 2012

The Texas Education Agency will distribute the revised State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students mid-December. “[Sophomores are] on the front end on taking this test,” Pre-AP English II  teacher, Nancy Allen said.“They’re pioneering the procedure, switching...

Satire: STAAR testing brings valuable results

Trevor Nichols, staff writer

April 4, 2012

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors gathered for the four hour STAAR test on March 26 and 27. Experts agree that the STAAR is an extremely valuable diagnostic tool, and much more useful than the old TAKS test. “The STAAR is just so much more sophisticated than the TAKS,” educational analyst Stu...

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