Rise & Shine: TNReady doesn’t count, but the state has other ways to show how schools are doing

Good morning!

By now, you already know this year's TNReady test scores weren't used in students' final grades and can't be used in teacher evaluations. Widespread problems with administering the online tests vexed students, teachers, parents and lawmakers across the state.

In today's roundup, state officials say schools still will be held accountable for student performance. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires the state to collect and report other data about how schools are doing.

Chalkbeat previously looked into the state's new rating scale now that plans to give schools an A-F grade are off the table. The 0-4 scale will rate schools on six different performance indicators, not just TNReady scores.

Finally, next week is our school board candidate forum in Memphis. Do you know who wants to make the decisions for Shelby County Schools? Catch up by reading their stances on key education issues. If you're coming, please make sure you RSVP. And as the new bureau chief, I look forward to meeting you!

— Jacinthia Jones, bureau chief

SCHOOL RATINGS TNReady doesn’t count, but the state still will tell parents and teachers how their schools performed. The Commercial Appeal, Chalkbeat

CANDIDATES’ VIEWS Each of the major candidates for Tennessee governor and U.S. Senate were asked about their views on education. The Greeneville Sun

OPINION The next governor will follow two men who have done much to improve education. But the next governor’s task will not be easier because of them. The Greeneville Sun, Dyersburg State Gazette, Chattanooga Times Free Press

ONLINE REGISTRATION More than 500 kindergartners and other new students in Blount County Schools have registered using the InfoSnap online system. The Daily Times