Today’s TNReady story is a tale of the wrong test.
Reports from multiple districts indicate that students have been given tests for the wrong grade level today, particularly in ELA.
This was reported some last week, as well, with the biggest instance noted in Anderson County.
In an update to parents last week, Williamson County noted this type of testing mix-up had happened there as well.
Even when there’s not a widespread outage, as has happened due to dump trucks and hackers, there are problems with the execution of this test.
As Chalkbeat reports, the problem with yesterday’s test (not blamed on aliens, surprisingly) means the text-to-speech feature is turned off today. That means students requiring this feature will not be able to test:
Districts were told late in the day that the culprit was traced to a feature allowing text to be turned into speech for students needing audible commands.
“The problems presented by this feature impact the system for districts across the state, regardless of how many of your students are using text-to-speech,” said an email to superintendents from the state Department of Education.
No word on when students needing this feature will be able to test.
As I said yesterday, it’s amazing to me that this test has not been stopped. When will our Department of Education put students first?
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