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Tips For Parents: ‘TAKS’ Tests Begin March 3; You Can Help Your Student Succeed
February 25, 2009 - Austin school officials remind parents that students will take Texas’ standardized tests — the TAKS or Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills — on Tuesday, March 3 through Friday, March 6. More testing will take place in April and early May.
The tests are important because students in some grades must pass specific tests to be promoted or to graduate — and because the Texas Education Agency will rate schools based on test results.
TAKS promotion requirements are:
“Austin students are up to the TAKS challenge,” Superintendent Pat Forgione said. “Students and teachers have been working hard all year. Now we are asking parents to also help their children be a ‘TAKS success’ by doing a few simple things.”
“Parents, unless your child is ill, please be sure that he or she attends school on the TAKS test days,” Dr. Forgione said. “Please check the TAKS schedule and make note of the dates on which your child will be tested.”
TAKS tests for 2009 are scheduled as follows:
Texas Assessment of Knowledge & Skills (TAKS)
* Must pass to graduate
** Must pass to be promoted to the next grade
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