TNReady tests expected to be included on student report cards after successful test year
Tennessee districts should have online TNReady scores available by the end of the school year, ensuring they can be used in student final grades.
Tennessee Department of Education spokesman Jay Klein said districts will get online raw scores for high schools to districts by May 20. Paper tests in grades 3-8 were required to be submitted on Monday to get results by that time.
Results will be delivered after the first TNReady online testing season that didn’t involve statewide problems.
About 2 million tests were completed statewide and almost 1.4 million were submitted online, according to a news release from Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. The state’s testing window closed on Friday.
The education department said in the announcement that there were minor issues in schools related to user error or local infrastructure limitations, but the state’s computer-based testing process was completed without a major incident.
This year’s testing window marks the first where Tennessee hasn’t had issues with its vendor and online testing.
Last year, the state saw widespread problems after Questar Assessment made unauthorized changes to the test platform.
Previous years also proved problematic. In 2017 Questar Assessment and the state didn’t deliver raw scores to districts on time.
And in 2016, then-test vendor Measurement, Inc. couldn’t handle the administration of online testing for the state. It caused the state to cancel testing in elementary and middle schools.[Read more atTennessean]