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Candy Morris, District Testing Coordinator
Candy Morris, District Testing Coordinator

Wildcat Testing News and Tools

(see also SAT/ACT web page for registration info and news on SAT/ACT & other college readiness exams)

Parents/Guardians-If you have other testing questions you may email me at cmorris@calallen.org or contact your child's counselor with specific questions in regards to your child/student. Please be on the lookout for benchmark dates and practice materials to help your child prepare. Your continued support and partnership is very much appreciated! Thank you and have a great year!

Candy Morris, District Testing Coordinator 

Campus Testing Coordinators:    

Beverly Barker-Calallen High School AP     George Allen-Calallen Middle School AP                  

Melissa Cardona-Magee Elementary AP    David Low-Calallen East Elementary AP    

Lori Maldonado-Wood River Elementary AP


State Testing Information:

Updated State Testing Calendarhttp://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/calendars/

Beginning in spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). 

 The STAAR program includes annual assessments for grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; assessments in writing at grades 4 and 7; in science at grades 5 and 8; in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II,  Algebra I, Biology and U.S history.

Follow me on Twitter for Testing Dates, Updates and Test Prep Tools and Tips!!! 

Click here-Calallen C.Morris Wildcat Testing-Twitter Address (click here for short video on how to create a twitter acct.)


(click link above to launch fun online tools for skill review-all ages)


How can we help our children be successful on standardized assessments?

There is a variety of research on positive ways to support our children. 

Provide books and magazines for your child to read at home and encourage reading (even over the breaks and summer).

By reading new materials, a child will learn new words that might appear on a test. Ask his school about a suggested outside reading list or get suggestions from the public library.

Tests have moved away from the simple multiple choice and finding the answer in the paragraph. Students are required to think critically and "out of the box" to find the best answers and solve problems. In depth discussions and conversations about our students' learning and reading materials can help us expose our children to this type of questioning, which they will encounter not only on exams but in their classrooms and future careers.

More news and tips to come!


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