TAKS Test time in Texas

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

Students across the Lone Star State have been dreading it. Now the time for TAKS testing is here. Texas students in elementary, middle and high schools will take the tests this week.

‘TAKS’ stands for ‘Texas Academic Knowledge and Skills’.

On Wednesday, students will take the language arts portion of the test.

Officials say the results show how well students are learning the curriculum.

But the tests are not just nerve wracking for students. Denison Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott says it affects teachers and administrators as well.

"Our students have done well in the past, and we trust they'll do well again, but it doesn’t mean you're not worried and nervous about it, because you are," Denison ISD superintendent Dr. Henry Scott says.

High school seniors must pass the test to graduate.


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  • by Margaret Location: Brownwood Texas on Apr 30, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    My grandson was taking his Taks test and into the test they realized he had the wrong test. He was singled out and taken out of the class room. The school panicked and called the state. So today while everyone else is taken the Science test he will be doing another one that he missed yesterday...and OH yes, he must take it in the principals office. The state said the school would be fined....but my grandson, who is a sensitive precious person is being singled out like HE is the criminal. NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND....BULL...This did NOT happen in the Brownwood School District where I am from, this happened in a Region IV school.
  • by Jayceon Coldblood Location: Missouri City on Aug 11, 2008 at 04:33 PM
    The TAKS is not only and extreme waste of time for the students, but it also causes unnecessary strain on the teaches, students,and over all any associated to it. The teachers must stop teaching the curriculum to teach TAKS, a break when there may be some kids who are behind are already dont understand and now they have to attempt to store more knowledge with the additional fact of should they not pass it they'll see it again next year or stay back until they have passed it. True some aren't made for test taking, then again you'll have some who pass, then get to college and drop out,so as to be said the TAKS, is really just a waste of money and time. In the case that a child may not pass it up into their senior year, and for whatever reason afterwards still hasnt be able to, they may have to drop out or simple get an GED, an how practical is that i have friends who have done this an few went to universities and some others colleges.I'd like to see this get more attention being a waste.
  • by Sherry Location: Alvin, Texas on May 16, 2008 at 02:29 PM
    My child is an A and B student. He has NEVER made a C. He is an outstanding student, and all of the teachers comment about what a wonderful student he is to have in class. He failed the reading taks test by 2 questions the first time, and by 1 question the second time. Because of 1 question he has to go to summer school, even though he is an A and B student, and almost always gets commended on Math and Science. He will not be able to participate on the summer swim team or tennis team that he has been looking forward to. Taks tests are absolutely absurd and unfair. Thanks to the TAKS test, my child now hates school. Thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Howe on Mar 4, 2008 at 06:55 PM
    They really need to do away with these stupid TAKS test and get back to the basics of Math, and Reading, I know probably whoever thought of this if they took the test probably could not pass it
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