If you don't know by now tomorrow, March 1st, 2011 TAKS (TAKS stands for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skill) are going to be given for the following grades:
Grade 4 Writing (English and Spanish)
Grade 7 Writing
Grade 9 Reading
Do you think that these test really help the kids or do you think that the teachers "teach for the test?"

There is some method of thought that perhaps TAKS actually stands for TAKS stands for Torture All Kids Successfully