There is a district in my area that uses the STAR teacher assessment before hiring their teachers. I have taken this before and have no issue with this part. What I have issue with is paying for the assessment. The school system asks you pay the $10 fee. While this is not a large fee, there are not a lot of positions in the school system right now. I am living on a very small amount of unemployment, and right now $10 is a lot of money. I am wrestling with whether or not it is worth it to pay the fee. Any suggestions?