The STAAR TEST is just another test, but to succeed learning preparation is required. In my message to the staff and parents, it's a not-so-new approach coming from the state and Jensen Elementary. Rigor, Relevance and Relationships are the three R's needed for STAAR success.  The teachers use rigorous lessons and curriculum, including vocabulary, to help our students succeed. The subject matter becomes relevant to the students, and they make "hands on" experiences happen in the classroom. This will create a class of students excited about learning. Relationships is when one takes the time to know and understand a child. These relationships can prove productive and help our students when testing because they have been inspired to succeed. The STAAR test is here to stay, so we must make the best of it and prepare our students accordingly.