April is the month for STAAR Testing (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) which is a standardized assessment tool utilized by schools in the state of Texas. The STAAR test aims to measure the knowledge and skills of students specifically in the four main subject areas: English, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.
Students at Southwest Schools will be taking the STAAR test on the following dates;
March 30th-April 1st
May 4th-8th and May 12th
A few tips and tricks for taking the STAAR test!
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Eat a healthy breakfast (limit sugar, eat protein…it’s brain food)
- Take your time
- Use the strategies your teachers have taught you
- Always, always remember to try your absolute best