Seguin, Texas – The teachers, principal and staff of one south Texas elementary school are so ready for the STAAR Test that they made a super awesome music video and shared it with the world.
Like schools all across the Lone Star State, Rodriguez Elementary in Seguin, Texas has been working hard to prepare for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test or STAAR Test. They went the extra mile to encourage their students by making a catchy music video about how to best prepare for the test.
Set to the tune of “I Like it Like That” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin, “I’m Testing Like That” is just about as south Texan as you can get. The bilingual video showcases teachers singing in both English and Spanish, teachers in traditional baile folklorico skirts dancing on cafeteria tables and rapping about how to take a successful STAAR test.
The video integrates common test-taking suggestions like getting good rest the night before the test, eating breakfast and using pencils and highlighters as well as showing your work.
The lyrics include “If I’m using all my tools, I won’t need a second chance, crush the STAAR test on my first try, with my brain I know I can,” and “Resolviendo problemas con ganas, multiplico, divido, hay restos, hay sumas y planas.”
The video ends by sampling Lil Nas X’s smash hit “Old Town Road” lyric “Can’t nobody tell me nothing,” just to stay up to the minute with relevance.
If this sounds familiar to you, it’s because this isn’t Rodriguez Elementary School’s first viral video. They did the same thing for the STAAR test in 2017, set to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop This Feeling”.
The STAAR Test is required standardized testing for all Texas public school students in grades 3-12. The test is considered controversial since preparation for it takes up a substantial portion of instruction time throughout the school year.