The new standardized test, the STAAR, will be administered this March.
And many parents and students are concerned about the new test.
The government-regulated exam is supposed to gauge how ready students are for the next grade level.
this first year--- the STAAR test will be given to students up to the ninth grade.
And... another grade level will be added each year.
Third through eighth graders' exams will evaluate their performance.
But for high schoolers--- it will determine, if they move on to the next grade.
And some educators tell KETK... this is too much stress on the students.
Officials at Tyler ISD say, as long as their students and teachers follow the teaching program, students should be successful.