STAAR testing leads to abnormal schedule next week


Lucas Barr

Due to a holiday on Monday and two STAAR testing days next week, classes will look different for all grades, with some students staying home for asynchronous learning.

Erika Pernis, Staff Reporter

The next week is going to be anything but a normal schedule.

Friday (April 2) – school holiday

Monday (April 5) – bad weather makeup day/no school

Tuesday (April 6) – STAAR testing for 9th grade/asynchronous learning for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade

Thursday (April 8) – STAAR testing for 10th grade/asynchronous learning for 9th, 11th, and 12th grade

This means students will only have synchronous learning days on April 7 and April 9 (B days) leaving teachers such as Maria Delgado to hope student’s keep up with their work.

“I’m just more concerned about students and how they’re going to like to plan out their days, because we still expect them to do some stuff after they’re finished with their STAAR tests if they’re taking it that day,” Delgado said. “So I’m just concerned if they are going to be logging on and making sure that they know what they’re doing.”

Some students like sophomore Riya Khosla prefer asynchronous learning, however, it can be difficult depending on the content of the class.

“For some classes, I think it’s going to be easier just because I find it easier to work alone and asynchronous,” Khosla said. “But for some classes like math, it’s probably gonna be more difficult because we have an ongoing big project right now.”

Delgado isn’t going to be slowing things down, but she wants her A day students to keep pace though the asynchronous learning.

“Especially because in one of my classes, when we’re coming back, we’re starting with a quiz,” Delgado said. “So I want to make sure that they know what they’re supposed to be doing, so I’ll probably be emailing them constantly.”