Instead of evaluating the performance of students and teachers, Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen and Questar CEO Stephen Lazer were the ones being assessed Tuesday for their roles in the TNReady statewide testing fiasco.
The bane of most teachers and students, standardized testing in Tennessee has dealt with its fair share of problems in the last two years since TNReady was implemented.
Johnson City Schools Superintendent Steve Barnett said the district’s TNReady assessment scores show that the school system, which is ranked among the top in the state, is on the right track.
Though 9,400 TNReady assessment test scores recently had to be rescored throughout the state, causing concern among parents, Johnson City Schools said their test scores were accurate.
According to a recent press release from Johnson City Schools, students at Science Hill High School are doing well on end of course tests, compared to the rest of the state.
The Tennessee Department of Education wants Questar Assessment to administer standardized testing in Tennessee after the state reviewed vendors who had previously hoped to administer the state’s online testing for the 2015-2016 school year.
Area administrators, teachers, students and parents felt a mixture of frustration and relief Wednesday after the state announced it would suspend mandated TNReady testing for pupils in grades 3-8.
The Tennessee Department of Education announced to districts Friday it won't reschedule the TNReady testing window again this year and for those districts that don't receive tests on time, will provide flexibility.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s top education official has announced that students will be spending less time taking standardized tests next year.
A proposal Wednesday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam could give the state’s teachers a year free of using standardized test scores in evaluating their job performance and potentially influencing hiring and firing decisions.
Concerns voiced by Washington County school leaders earlier this month are already on track for consideration by the state legislature.