I reported last week on the potential fight brewing between Williamson County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education over End of Course testing this year.
Now, Melanie Balakit at the Tennessean reports that the time for a decision is fast approaching.
From the story:
“There is only one district where administration of high school and end-of-course exams have been suspended,” Chandler Hopper, state department of education spokeswoman, wrote in an email. “We are continuing to have discussions with this district and are hopeful that the commissioner’s authority to issue penalties will not be necessary.”
It is not clear what, if any, penalties would be issued from the Commissioner. The Department of Education did threaten to withhold BEP funds from districts who refused to administer Phase II of TNReady prior to the events that led to the cancellation of that portion of the test.
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Go Williamson County. Testing in TN of students when the results are obviously invalid even before the exams have been administered is a ridiculous waste of instruction time and financial resources. STOP this testing madness.
I agree with Jackie. Thank you Williamson County !
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