Rally For The "Taks" Test

Schools across Texas are in the home stretch of preparations for the Taks test which begins Tuesday... the state's new yearly academic assessment. Today, 4th graders at Orr Elementary took a break from studying for a pep rally. School administrators wanted to calm any jitters the kids may have, by offering an encouraging message. Several high school basketball players John Tyler dropped by to offer motivation with some comforting words to their younger peers.

In all, 1.3 million students will take the test tomorrow. If school is canceled or delayed due to weather, the Taks test at Tyler ISD will be postponed to Wednesday.