Students prepare for testing Posted in: Lifestyle McDade students are studying hard this week and prepping for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) on April 9 through 12. We are looking forward to another year of great student achievement on the STAAR tests this year. The Mc-Dade Independent School District was awarded the highest state A-F rating in Bastrop County last year with a “B” overall rating by the Texas Education Agency. We look forward to maintaining that excellence this school year. We want to remind all public school parents to help prepare students to succeed on testing with some basic tips: - Eat a nutritious ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!