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Opinion:  State Testing Shouldn't Be Mandatory

Opinion: State Testing Shouldn’t Be Mandatory

Melina Stewart, Reporter April 22, 2021

The scratching sound of a pencil being dragged across a paper. The squeaking of the eraser trying to cover past mistakes. The constant fear in the back of your mind knowing this test can decide whether...

Tempelmeyer coordinates tests.

Tempelmeyer puts the T in testing

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Pat Tempelmeyer’s job is kind of like solving a jigsaw puzzle. There are lots of different pieces that go into testing. Although Tempelmeyer has been Rider’s test coordinator for the past six years,...

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Does STAAR Create Stars?

Tests measure students accountability
Lydia Angel , Reporter April 22, 2016

STAAR season has kicked off and students have questioned why the tests exist. ”What happened was, the businesses in Texas went to the legislatures and said they needed students coming out of school...

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

STAAR Results No Longer Part Of Exam Exemptions

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter December 5, 2014

A high school student may opt out of semester exams if his grades and attendance records meet the district’s current standards WFISD said in a news release. This year’s prerequisites are on a class...



Teachers Work With Students To Ensure Their Graduation At The End Of The Year
Alyssa Matthews, Reporter October 31, 2014

You sit nervously in a school desk at exactly 7:45 a.m. For the next four hours you will take an exam that will determine your fate in high school. It’s not whether you know it, it’s whether you...

WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; 'No Child Left Behind' Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; ‘No Child Left Behind’ Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

Kyler Norman, Reporter May 21, 2012

In Texas several districts are signing “The Resolution to End High Stakes Testing” because of the many negative impacts of the tests. “I am in favor of the resolution,” Assistant Superintendent...

Microsoft Office Testing Provided

Erica Klenk January 20, 2010

Rider students taking Mrs. Cannedy's BCIS or Coach Bobbit's BIMM class have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Certification Test. The test benefits the student by helping them prove expertise...

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