ABILENE, Texas -

The next round of STAAR and TAKS testing started Tuesday in Abilene schools.

Middle school and elementary school students from third to eighth grade will sit for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR test.

Eleventh and some 12th graders began taking the exit Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills or TAKS test. For those high schoolers who need it, they're also taking the TAKS re-test.