Why the STAAR TEST should be CANCELED


Silvia Makori

Silvia Makori

Silvia Makori, Staff Reporter

The STAAR test is a test that kids from 3- 12th grade  have to take, and I don’t think kids should have to take this test for  many reasons. According to https://www.texasassessment.com/families/all-about-the-staar-test/ the STAAR tests are designed to measure what students are learning in each grade and whether or not they are ready for the next grade.

The goal is to ensure that all students receive what they need to be academically successful. Meeting these individual student needs depends greatly on schools, parents, and community members working together, but this test can also cause a lot of stress, the state expects kids to go to the next grade level by taking one test and it’s not the fact that this one test predicts if you can go to the next grade, it’s the fact that the test is so hard. Here is a quote from the article Why The STAAR Test May Be Setting Students Up To Fail, “And the STAAR test is considered too hard. … If we could now find a test that’s in the middle, we’d have Texas in a really good spot.

Ok so lets say the state wants to see what we have learned that school year, it would not make sense according to https://www.kut.org/post/why-staar-test-may-be-setting-students-fail the state tests the students on things two grades higher than what you have learned that year. It’s almost like they are setting the students up for failure.

In my opinion the STAAR test would not be as bad as it is, if the state didn’t make it so hard and if they changed the fact that the STAAR test can determine whether you should go to the next grade level or not.