Some members of the Knox County School Board are considering action that would result in removing standardized testing “quick scores” from a student’s final grades.
Discussing the matter, board member Karen Carson said:
“I think it’s one of those laws that generally you do it to hold students accountable and motivate them to do their best, but frankly it only increases the stakes for students,” she said.
“I don’t see that it benefits our students in any way. I don’t think student test scores, this test, should impact a student’s grade.”
Because of the transition to TNReady, scores will not be ready in time to be included in student grades this year. This prompted the Knox County Board to ponder asking the General Assembly to remove the requirement altogether.
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