TNReady doesn’t count, but here’s what you can still learn about your school
The failures of TNReady testing this year infuriated parents, teachers and students who spent months preparing for the high-stakes exam.
Lawmakers were equally furious, and passed legislation to make sure no one would be negatively affected by the results.
But test results in Tennessee are used for a variety of purposes beyond students’ grades and teacher evaluations. Without that data, the Tennessee Department of Education, school leaders and parents have to look elsewhere to judge how a school is performing.
Luckily, the state was already planning to release a plethora of other data about schools this year, with additional context about what it all means.
As a result, state officials say they are not taking a year off from holding schools accountable. [Read more at The Commercial Appeal].