Citing what has been a rough transition year to TNReady, the Achievement School District announced a pause on school takeovers for next year.
Chalkbeat has the story:
The Achievement School District will not seek to take over more low-performing schools in the 2017-18 school year because of the state’s transition to its new K-12 assessment this year, district leaders said Friday.
The decision is consistent with allowances being shown by the State Department of Education over student grades and teacher evaluations due to the failed rollout of TNReady, according to the announcement by Tennessee’s school turnaround district.
Critics of the ASD applauded the move as a step in the right direction:
“It’s a positive first step toward a series of course corrections that need to happen with the Achievement School District. I’m glad the state is listening,” said Will Pinkston, a Nashville board member who sponsored the resolution for an ASD moratorium, approved just this week by Nashville’s school board.
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Memphis NAACP Says No More ASD
Rhetoric vs. Reality: ASD Edition
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