Testing under the state's standardized exam program known as STAAR starts this week and school districts are taking to social media to remind parents.
Last week, the Fort Worth school district posted on its website a list of tips to help children prepare for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests and the program's End-of-Course tests for high school students (EOCs).
Children should get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast.
This morning, Fort Worth ISD tweeted: "EOC and STAAR tests this week. Take your time and think. You can do this."
High school freshmen and sophomores will take STAAR end-of-course tests in certain subjects. Juniors and seniors are still tested under the Texas Assessments of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) program.
Here's the STAAR 2013 schedule as posted by the Texas Education Agency:
Monday: High school English 1 and 3 writing
Tuesday: High school English 1 and 3 reading; grades 4 and 7 writing day 1; grades 5 and 8 math
Wednesday: High school English 2 writing; grades 4 and 7 writing day 2; grades 5 and 8 reading
Thursday: High school English 2 reading
April 23: Grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 math
April 24: Grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 reading; grades 5 and 8 science
April 25: Grade 8 social studies
May 6 to 17: High school end of course tests