Ready for a Break

Following the Day One failure of TNReady testing, the state proposed switching to only paper and pencil tests.  Last week, the first sign of trouble on that front developed, as Dickson County reported a delay in receiving the printed materials.

While the Department of Education reports that most districts have received their materials, Chalkbeat reported yesterday that at least a dozen districts have had to reschedule testing due to printing delays. Those districts include:

  • Tennessee Achievement School District
  • Bartlett
  • Hamblen County
  • Maury County
  • Madison County
  • Murfreesboro City
  • Putnam County
  • Robertson County
  • Sevier County
  • Sullivan County
  • Tipton County
  • Wilson County

Despite these delays, the TNReady testing will continue, and in fact, many districts have already begun some paper and pencil testing.

Still, it seems that TNReady just can’t catch a break in its first year.

For more on education politics and policy in Tennessee, follow @TNEdReport


One thought on “Ready for a Break

  1. It seems like the state board of education is doing whatever it can to hold on to the fading glory that was TNReady. These staggered administrations are going to result in HUGE problems for test security.

    Also, I find it curious that the state’s own district, the ASD, is going to be among the last to receive its supplies. It really invites fraud that would result in artificially higher scores. That’s a far our possibility, but due to this problem with testing windows being adjusted it is at least a possibility and one that I don’t care to overlook.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.