North Texans take notice as STAAR trends on Twitter

If the line to get a McDonald's breakfast was longer than usual today, it was probably because of students claiming their free pre-test meals. State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, tests are being administered in Texas schools today until Friday, so the fast-food chain offered complimentary breakfasts for students and teachers on the first day of tests.


On Tuesday, "#STAARtest" was trending on Twitter and Texans took notice. The tests are administered throughout the year for different subjects and grade levels.

 





This week, standardized tests include fourth- and seventh-grade writing; reading and math for fifth- and eighth-grades, English I and any make-up tests for such subjects. Students at McKinney ISD prepared for the test on Monday.



Students in Celina ISD had a special delivery thanks to a local grocery store.



And, even teachers and administrators did their best to get their students excited for the test.



The Texas Education Agency delayed test results in 2016 due to online connectivity issues and inaccurate results. TEA fined testing vendor Educational Testing Service $5.7 million and directed the company to invest $15 million into its services, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Whatever their feelings on the tests, Twitter users did not hold back. See what others around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex said about this week's STAAR: