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TAKS Test: Reactions and Results

Corporal Thomas says, "I was nervous but after taking what I did take I felt pretty good." Corporal Thomas says, "I was nervous but after taking what I did take I felt pretty good."
Brianna Goodloe says, "I kind of expected it to be hard, but it wasn't anything like that." Brianna Goodloe says, "I kind of expected it to be hard, but it wasn't anything like that."
Dr. Rennier says, "My first impression was it's too easy. Last impression, it's too easy." Dr. Rennier says, "My first impression was it's too easy. Last impression, it's too easy."

Taking the TAKS test....the results are in.

From a Corporal in the Amarillo Police Department to a dean at West Texas A&M, we've introduced you to the test-takers.

Here are their reactions and how they scored.

The general consensus among all the test takers was: the exit-level TAKS test is a piece of cake.

With jumbled nerves going into it, the vote is unanimous.

Corporal Thomas says, "I was nervous but after taking what I did take I felt pretty good."

Brianna Goodloe says, "I kind of expected it to be hard, but it wasn't anything like that."

Dr. Rennier says, "My first impression was it's too easy. Last impression, it's too easy."

And while those who took a portion of the test all have a college education, they don't think it had anything to do with how easy they thought the test was.

Dr. Rennier, who missed one question out of the 27 we answered, says his education is all music-related.

Still, he says being unfamiliar with the subject matter didn't make any difference, saying "it doesn't assess critical thinking. It does require thinking, but i'm not sure it's critical thinking all the way through. Deductive reasoning was all that was required."

Corporal Thomas, who missed three questions, concurred, "reading was really just reading through and answering questions. Math was a little tougher because it was math i had not had."

And Brianna Goodloe, the only one who didn't miss any questions, says she thinks she would have done just as well if she were back in high school in New Mexico, saying "as I was taking it, I was wondering if there were any that I've known since then but I think i still would have known."

And Megan Moore missed two questions.

If you took a look at the test questions posted online, you can find the answers to them Wednesday. They are highlighted in red.

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