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Taking The TAKS Test

Dr. James Rennier, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Humanities at West Texas A&M University Dr. James Rennier, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Humanities at West Texas A&M University
Brianna Goodloe, producer and reporter for KZBZ- TV Brianna Goodloe, producer and reporter for KZBZ- TV
Corporal Brian Thomas of the Amarillo Police Department. Corporal Brian Thomas of the Amarillo Police Department.

It has been controversial since Texas public school students began taking it. We're talking about the TAKS Test.

Some say it is too easy for students compared to other standardized tests in the nation. Others say it is too difficult.

With it being a hot button issue in this state lately, Megan Moore and three other people from different walks of life took a stab at the TAKS Test.

Meet the other students:

Dr. James Rennier, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Humanities at West Texas A&M University.  Brianna Goodloe, producer and reporter for KZBZ- TV.  And Corporal Brian Thomas of the Amarillo Police Department.

They answered up to five questions from each section of the exit test for Texas high school juniors.

Language arts, math, science, and social studies.

With all of them having been out of high school for quite some time, and two being from other states, none of them had any idea what to expect.

In total, they answered 27 questions.

One question from the science section of the test reads:

A study shows 40 percent to 100 percent of raw poultry is contaminated by disease-causing bacteria.

Which of the following activities provides people the best protection from these bacteria?

 

Rinsing dishes thoroughly.

Eating a balanced diet daily.

Visiting a doctor regularly.

Cooking foods properly.

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