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Update: Here's What Students Say About Taking The Online TAKS Test

Canyon High Principal Shawn Neeley Canyon High Principal Shawn Neeley
Cassondra Mendoza, took the TAKS test online earlier today Cassondra Mendoza, took the TAKS test online earlier today
Sarah Miller, took the TAKS test online earlier today Sarah Miller, took the TAKS test online earlier today

All Texas students might be taking the new online TAKS test as early as next school year.  Today at Canyon High School some students got to take the test here's what they had to say.

"It was easier than it is written, we had different tools like highlighters and erasers, like whenever you're doing questions about what  your reading you can always click a little box and it pops up it's easier  than flipping through pages," said Cassondra Mendoza who took the TAKS test online earlier today.

Not all test takers thought it was easier. 

"I didn't like how I had to scroll down and look through everything over and over again and on paper it stays the same every time," said Sarah Miller who also took the new test today.

Most told Canyon High Principal Shawn Neeley overall they felt more comfortable taking the test online.

"That's just how they were raised, how they were brought up. Everything is electronic, everything  is technology to them, paper pencil is stone age to them so they would rather do things on the computer," says Neeley

Students did have some suggestion on how to improve the test.

"I think it would have been easier to have the text on one side and the answers on another."  said Miller "There's stuff like the pencil and underlining that could have  been improved, because we don't have underlining, just highlighters and were taught to underline," was Mendoza's suggestion.

At the end of the test today students took an online survey to tell the state what improvements could be made.

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