It's finally time for students in the Basin and across the State of Texas to take the new STAAR exam.
The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness will start this week but the old test will still be administered too.
Sophomores and Juniors will take the TAKS test while third through ninth graders will take the STAAR test.
The new exam has been a hot topic because many say it's very rigorous and puts a lot of pressure on students.
Testing begins on Monday.