Hooray for NO STAAR TEST!
Full Armor does not administer the statewide STAAR test. By doing this, we allow teachers to teach to the specific group of children they have each year. They are able to focus on the child and their needs rather than a standardized test. Our teachers are not graded on how students perform on a test; allowing for freedom and exploration. Kids aren’t stressed about taking 2-5 tests, depending on grade level. We free up our schedule versus having 20 hours blocked off for testing and preparation. We teach to concepts and are able to take more time on areas needed. We do administer a year-end assessment. It is not a pass/fail, but assesses student achievement.