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Does STAAR Create Stars?

Does STAAR Create Stars?

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 that are better prepared,” Principal Dee Palmore said.“Technology started to come in and everybody...

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 by class basis and do not depend on passing state assessments. Many students are exhilarated that...

Unsatisfactory

Unsatisfactory

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 can apply it. You’ve heard it a thousand times. It’s a state exam, how hard can it be? 4:00:00....

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 Dr. Timothy Powers said. “It’s time to take another look at a better way to assess student success.” Along...

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 in Microsoft Office programs, which is an absolute necessity for many schools and businesses. "We've...

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