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Overtesting leads to low performance

adviser May 30, 2012

In high school, students are forced to take various standardized tests that supposedly gauge intelligence and skill. Throughout the year, students take so many practice tests from release TAKS, to benchmarks,...

EOC/TAKS tutorials available through departments

adviser April 9, 2012

Science TAKS Tutorials will be offered each Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm in room 5240 during the month of April. Biology EOC tutorials will take place each Tuesday and Thursday...

Out of the box thinking, success

adviser October 30, 2011

Throughout high school, it’s typical for the average student to be taught that gaining certain academic achievements is the only thing that matters. Obtaining the status of National Merit Scholar,...

Flexible Year Plan bends into two sessions

John Fuller September 12, 2011

FYP, the Flexible Year Plan, is a program that allows schools to send students home who meet certain criteria two weeks early. Traditionally, the FYP two-week period has been held at the end of each school...

The Dilemma of Standardized Testing

adviser January 21, 2011

As Mrs. Willett would say, testing season has arrived. From the TAKS to the SAT, the spring semester of high school is filled with an abundance of standardized testing. When students returned from Christmas...

Students score strong despite TEA rating

Ricky Lara September 26, 2010

After the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released their annual school ratings, an inaccurate picture was garnered regarding the success of students due to the "unacceptable" rating awarded to BHS. However,...

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