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East Hancock teachers get students pumped for state testing

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Teachers at East Hancock Elementary in the Kiln found a fun way to get their students excited about the MCT-2 state tests. They made a music video spoof of the hit song "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

On Monday, students were able to watch the grown ups dancing around in silly hats and costumes, singing to the "Thrift Shop" tune. Instead of the familiar line, "I'm gonna pop some tags, only got $20 in my pocket," the teachers sang, "I'm gonna pass the test, only got #2s in my pocket. I, I, I'm rested, so I can be tested. I'm gon-na do awesome!"

The lyrics go on to encourage the kids to get a good night's sleep, pack a lunch, wear layered clothing, and put the cell phones away.

Watch the entire video right now on YouTube: http://youtu.be/OYSyPi4r4Ec

The mood was much more serious Tuesday, as testing began. Third through eighth graders all across Mississippi are taking the MCT-2 tests, which help determine if each school is meeting federal No Child Left Behind standards.

East Hancock Elementary is one of the state's "Star" schools, an honor based on MCT-2 test results.

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